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CMS Shares Strategies For Successful Collaborations Between ACOs, Nursing Homes

April 16, 2019, Maggie Flynn, Skilled Nursing News - The federal government released a breakdown of strategies that accountable care organizations (ACOs) have used to successfully partner with skilled nursing facilities — a move that could indicate policymakers’ continued support of the care…

REIT Resurgence Could Boost Skilled Nursing M&A Despite Near-Term Stress

April 16, 2019, Alex Spanko, Skilled Nursing News - The recent bullish performance of publicly traded real estate investment trusts (REITs) could have a virtuous cycle effect in the space, potentially boosting mergers-and-acquisitions activity in the skilled nursing and broader health care…

AHCA CEO: New Tax Law Raises Financial Pressure On Skilled Nursing Facilities

April 14, 2019, Maggie Flynn, Skilled Nursing News - The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act adds to the financial headwinds already rattling skilled nursing facilities by removing a key deduction without any kind of offsetting mechanism, American Health Care Association (AHCA) president and CEO Mark Parkinson 

The Bottom Line: How Summit REIT CFO Pagliarini Evaluates Skilled Nursing Deals

April 14, 2019, Alex Spanko, Skil.ed Nurisng News - Summit Healthcare REIT, Inc. has a bullish outlook on skilled nursing properties over the coming years, but that doesn’t mean every property is a winner.  As of the end of 2018, the Lake Forest, Calif.-based real estate investment trust…

Senior Housing Properties Trust Still Falling

April 12, 2019, Steve Monroe, SeniorCare Investor - It has been more than a week since Senior Housing Properties Trust (NASDAQ: SNH) and Five Star Senior Living made their announcement…

How Occupancy Impacted 2018 Assisted Living Values

April 11, 2019, Steve Monroe, SeniorCare Investor - As we’ve mentioned several times, 2018 was a tough year for assisted living occupancy, as new development took its toll on a number of markets.  Low occupancy often leads to lower operating margins and less cash flow, especially when operators…

Physician Groups Have Skilled Nursing Opportunity In PDPM — If They Take Action

April 11, 2019, Maggie Flynn, Skilled Nursing News - The clinical condition and medical complexities of skilled nursing patients will drive reimbursement under the new Medicare system — giving physician groups that serve skilled nursing facilities the opportunity to have a major impact on…

Doom And Gloom For SNFs?

April 10, 2019, Steve Monroe, SeniorCare Investor - Skilled nursing facilities are closing at an alarming rate, so should we be worried about a shortage of beds in 10 years?  There have been a lot of reports in the media recently about skilled nursing facilities closing down,…

‘Unreasonable’ To Think Therapy Patterns Won’t Change Under PDPM

April 9, 2019, Maggie Flynn, Skilled Nursing News - Though numerous experts and federal authorities alike have routinely stressed that the coming change to Medicare reimbursement shouldn’t affect the levels of rehabilitation provided to skilled nursing patients, the reality is that therapy…

Partnering With ‘Frenemies’ Can Help SNFs Navigate Medicare Advantage Pressures

April 9, 2019, Alex Spanko, Skilled Nursing News - Big-picture thinkers in the skilled nursing space have increasingly talked about the need for operators to band together in the face of reimbursement pressures and new payment models — an urge that goes against the competitive nature of the…