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Ensign Adds To Texas Holdings, SNF Portfolio Close To 200

June 6, 2019, Kimberly Marselas, McKnight's Long-Term Care News - The nation’s fifth-largest skilled nursing provider is getting bigger again, with the acquisition of a South Texas property bringing its portfolio to 198 operations.  The Ensign Group announced the sale, which closed on Saturday,…

CMS, Nursing Homes Reassure On Quality Amid ‘Poor Performance’ Hubbub

June 6, 2019, Kimberly Marselas, McKnight's Long-Term Care News - Nursing homes’ top regulatory body announced Wednesday that it will soon begin posting the identities of all…

Multifamily Investors Finding Big Money Outside Of Big D

June 6, 2019, Jack Stone, DMagazine - “I need a good deal.”  Those are the words I hear every day.  As a multifamily broker in one of the hottest markets in the country, good deals are becoming more difficult to find.   Dallas-Fort Worth has added more than 160,000 jobs in the past year,…

Providers Facing Heightened Kickback Scrutiny

June 5, 2019, Matt Curley, McKnight's Long-Term Care News - As long-term care providers are increasingly well aware, practices that may often be viewed as the norm in other industries are typically entirely off limits when they involve healthcare services paid for by government healthcare…

CMS ‘Just Getting Started’ On Nursing Home Oversight Amid ‘Secret’ List Controversy

June 5, 2019, Alex Spanko, Skilled Nursing News - The federal government on Wednesday again defended its work to regulate and punish underperforming nursing homes throughout the country, as the controversy surrounding an extensive “secret” list of troubled skilled nursing facilities entered…

An Opportunity For Congress On Housing And Other National Needs

June 5, 2019, Stockton Williams, Affordable Housing Finance - Readers of Affordable Housing Finance know full well the importance of the Affordable Housing Credit Improvement Act (AHCIA) introduced Tuesday.  In mobilizing as an industry to amass overwhelming congressional…

Consulate Tackles Care Transitions With New Skilled Nursing Data Partnership

June 2, 2019, Alex Spanko, Skilled Nursing News - Data has quickly become king in the increasingly challenging skilled nursing world, but the question of how different providers along the care continuum can use that data remains a sticking point.  Upgrading a building’s electronic health…

Inside Allure Group’s Audition Strategy For Skilled Nursing Telehealth

May 29, 2019, Alex Spanko, Skilled Nursing News - When the Allure Group decided to pursue a new physician telehealth partnership, leadership didn’t want to jump in headfirst — and instead turned to a kind of audition process to pick…

Genesis’s PDPM Math: 12% Expense Savings, Shift To Fixed-Cost Therapy Contracts

May 27, 2019, Alex Spanko, Skilled Nursing News - Once the new Medicare payment model for nursing homes takes effect this fall, skilled nursing giant Genesis HealthCare (NYSE: GEN) expects to see significant expense savings — while also changing the way it negotiates…

Buyer Infighting, Diligence Bombshells, And Long-Term Optimism: Confessions Of A Skilled Nursing M&A Executive

May 27, 2019, Alex Spanko, Skilled Nursing News - From the outside looking in, the flood of capital in the skilled nursing space may seem strange.  After all, the main Wall Street headlines about SNFs and their publicly traded landlord partners always come with a heavy dose of caution: Reimbursement…