Imran Javaid

How to do it ... Choosing a good financial advisor

The trust a long-term care organization places in a person to guide and consult on its finances is no less important than the trust the residents have in the operator. A provider must be willing to invest the time to find one who is a good fit, and willing to go the extra mile to help achieve the provider's specific financial goals.

LTC must pursue collaboration to reduce readmissions

LTC must pursue collaboration to reduce readmissions

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Acute and post-acute providers are increasingly uniting around a shared goal - to lower hospital readmission rates for elderly and other vulnerable patients. Many caregivers and payers agree that readmission rates are unacceptably high.

Facilities have opportunity  to improve operations and re-think patient care

Facilities have opportunity to improve operations and re-think patient care

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Long-term care facilities are facing new pressures as a result of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. As part of the shift to integrated care, reimbursements will be linked to patient outcomes rather than the traditional fee-for-service model.

No time to rest for long-term care operators

No time to rest for long-term care operators

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Even before the fall convention season started, providers could be pretty sure about what grand messages they were going to hear from the big guys: Work hard, produce good records, make better networking connections. But that wasn't all.

Changing market dynamics present new opportunities

Changing market dynamics present new opportunities

A convergence of regulatory and market influences are triggering a wave of mergers and acquisitions in the long-term care (LTC) industry. This convergence presents new opportunities and considerations for operators of all sizes. The dollar volume in LTC mergers and acquisitions jumped to $16.3 billion in 2011, up from $12.1 billion in 2010, according to The Health Care M & A Report from Irving Levin Associates, a healthcare research and information firm.