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Skilled Nursing Outcomes Don’t Always Improve Along With Star Rating Gain

August 12, 2018, Maggie Flynn, Skilled Nursing News - Hospitalization rates play into the all-important five-star rating for nursing homes, but a new study finds that the two metrics aren’t necessarily correlated.  Improvements in nursing home star ratings were not matched by improvements…

NHI CEO: Investor Sentiment In Skilled Nursing Has Improved

August 12, 2018, John Yedinak, Skilled Nursing News - National Health Investors (NYSE: NHI) executives said this week that oversupply is putting pressure on private-pay senior living operators, but the health care real estate investment trust (REIT) continues to see additional opportunity…

Skilled Nursing Stuck in Awkward Middle

August 12, 2018, Alex Spanko, Skilled Nursing News - Narrowing networks of referral providers have been a top concern for skilled nursing facilities over the last two years, with industry leaders preaching the importance of improving…

Genesis Upbeat About Second Quarter Despite Loss

August 8, 2018, Maggie Flynn, Skilled Nursing News - Genesis Healthcare (NYSE: GEN) recorded another net loss for 2018 in the second quarter, but CEO George Hager stressed that Q2 “was a significant and very positive…

Skilled Nursing Must Respond Quickly To Survive Under PDPM

August 8, 2018, Alex Spanko, Skilled Nursing News - With a little over a year to go before the skilled nursing industry must adapt to a new payment model, smart providers are poised to take advantage — and one expert says it’s time fro providers to begin preparing now in order to achieve…

Hospitals Picking Home Health Over Skilled Nursing Amid Payment Shifts

August 6, 2018, Maggie Flynn, Skilled Nursing News - Hospitals that participated in Medicare’s bundled-payment initiatives were particularly focused on getting patients home first and foremost, rather than sending them to skilled nursing facilities, according to a…

Omega Joins CareTrust In Predicting Post-PDPM Wave Of Skilled Nursing Sales

August 6,2018, Alex Spanko, Skilled Nursing News - Leaders at two major real estate investment trusts (REITs) - Omega Healthcare Investors and Care Trust - focused on health care assets have predicted a coming wave of mergers-and-acquisitions volume as smaller providers refuse to adapt to…

Texas Assisted Living Facility Adds Skilled Nursing Beds With A Medicaid Focus

August 2, 2018, Maggie Flynn, Skilled Nursing News - Simpson Place Assisted Living expanded its facility in Dallas, adding 50 skilled nursing beds and celebrating with a ribbon cutting last month.  It’s a move that could seem curious given declining…

Should Cap Rates Go Lower?

August 1, 2018, Steve Monroe, Senior Care Investor - The Big Two REITs have reported their second earnings, and while occupancy and labor costs certainly remain an issue for their operating partners, there was one funny comment that came out of the calls.  Well, funny if you get your…

Griffin-American Enters Agreement To Buy $78.5 Million Skilled Nursing Portfolio

August 1, 2018, Maggie Flynn, Skilled Nursing News - Griffin-American Healthcare REIT IV Inc. agreed to purchase a 24-facility portfolio consisting of 23 skilled nursing facilities and one assisted living facility for $78.5 million, plus closing costs.  The DI Wire first…