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Why Seniors Housing Can’t Ignore Disruptive Technology

March 16, 2016, Christian Sweetser, Senior Housing News - It’s 2025. Imagine your morning routine.  As you awake, your day’s appointments are displayed on your glasses. Your digital assistant begins to speak, giving you a quick rundown of important meetings and reminding you that your refrigerator…

House Committee Advances Bill That Would Cut Medicaid Funding

March 16, 2016, Emily Mongan, McKnights - The House Energy and Commerce Committee has given the green light to a bill that has caused headaches for provider groups for its proposed cuts to Medicaid provider assessments.  The Common…

NIC Report: Occupancy Down, Managed Medicare Use Up In Skilled Nursing Facilities

March 13, 2016, Emily Mongan, McKnights - Skilled nursing facility occupancy has dipped from 2011 to 2015, according to the National Investment Center for Seniors Housing & Care's inaugural Skilled Nursing Data Report.  The report, 

State Supreme Court Rules In Nursing Home's Favor In Arbitration Case

March 13, 2016, Emily Mongan, McKnights - Claims brought against a nursing home by five former residents must be resolved through arbitration, the Arkansas Supreme Court ruled…

Prepare For An Influx Of Tech-Savvy Seniors

March 11, 2016, Jeff Bell, Seniors Housing Business - Margaret Rosenberger is up early each morning. As part of her routine, she looks forward to logging in to Facebook to see what friends and family might be up to, or just to view photos of loved ones.  Rosenberger, who lives at The Village…

CMS Releases Skilled Nursing Facilities' Payment Data As Part Of Transparency Push

March 9, 2016, Susan Morse, Healthcare Finance - The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services on Wednesday released data on 15,055 skilled nursing facilities, over 2.5 million stays, and almost $27 billion in Medicare payments for 2013.  The released information in the 

Senior Care Investment Rebound

March 9, 2016, Ben Swett, Senior Care Investor - After a dismal first six weeks this year, stocks have rebounded in a big way.  Many of you know that I have been talking and writing about the change in investor sentiment that was taking place from late last year and into…

Senior Living Sales Suffer Missed Opportunities

March 9, 2016, Elizabeth Ecker, Senior Housing News - Senior living sales deficiencies have been identified in the past by mystery shoppers and studies of industry data.…

CMS Releases Skilled Nursing Facilities' Payment Data As Part Of Transparency Push

March 9, 2016, Susan Morse, Healthcare Finance - The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services on Wednesday released data on 15,055 skilled nursing facilities, over 2.5 million stays, and almost $27 billion in Medicare payments for 2013.

The released information in the 

Genesis HealthCare Signs Agreement To Sell Home Health And Hospice Operations

March 9, 2016, PRNewswire - Genesis HealthCare (Genesis), one of the nation's largest providers of post-acute care, today announced that it has signed an agreement with Compassus, a nationwide network of community-based hospice and palliative care programs, to sell the majority of Genesis'…