Kindred Healthcare announced Thursday that it has chosen a new top executive to lead its push toward creating a mammoth national brand. Benjamin A. Breier, the company's current president and COO, talked to McKnight's about his plans.
This week's blockbuster deal has private equity-backed Genesis HealthCare combining with Skilled Healthcare Group.In some ways, these sorts of marriages seem all but inevitable. After all, in the outcomes-based post-acute world that's emerging, size and scale are the flavors du jour.
Life Care Centers of America doubles-down on facility-based care, sells home health business for $10 millionJuly 18, 2014
Life Care Centers of America is shedding its related home health business in a $10 million sale to LHC Group Inc., the company announced.
The predominance of fee-for-service payment methods is the greatest barrier to improving efficiency in the nation's healthcare system, according to a May 29 report from a panel of White House advisors. The President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology criticized the FFS payment model because it focuses on the volume of services provided rather than on better outcomes.
Kindred Healthcare Inc. has ranked 77th on this year's InformationWeek Elite 100, which is a list of the top business technology innovators in the United States. Kindred was one of 17 healthcare and medical organizations on the list.
Michael W. Beal is the new president of the Kindred Healthcare, Inc. Nursing Center Division. He will be on the executive committee.
Long-term care providers are sitting anxiously on the sidelines as members of Congress tussle with what to do before the end of the month about certain healthcare payment formulas. What will actually be done — or not done — is a great unknown. But providers can be certain there will be at least one political arena where they're going to take a beating soon, and it's going to stretch out through the November elections.
Companies in the post-acute sector have been seeking deals to diversify their services and limit their reliance on Medicare, according to a recent analysis from investment banking firm TripleTree.
A jury recently slapped Kindred Healthcare with a $2 million verdict in a resident abuse case that turned on testimony from medical experts, attorneys announced Thursday.
Post-acute providers are merging to reduce Medicare exposure and expand their menu of services, market analyst saysFebruary 05, 2014
Post-acute providers are seeking deals that diversify their services and limit financial exposure related to Medicare reimbursement rates, according to an analysis from investment banking firm Triple Tree.
Michael Barr, who co-founded the company now known as Kindred Healthcare, has agreed to pay $1 million in a settlement over Medicare fraud charges, the U.S. Department of Justice announced Monday.
When we at McKnight's host a special roundtable discussion, I look forward to getting to know the esteemed participants. Captains of the profession, they typically have evolved from nurses, business managers and doctors into C-suite inhabitants — extremely observant top executives, in fact.
Barring a shocker that would be akin to Uncle Sam suddenly handing out a double-digit market basket increase to Medicare reimbursement rates, Len Russ will become the next board chairman of the American Health Care Association today. Call it a big win for a "little guy."
Kindred Healthcare will split with PharMerica and instead partner with Omnicare in 2014, marking a significant change in the landscape of long-term care pharmacy services providers.
Kindred Healthcare will split with pharmacy partner PharMerica and join forces with Omnicare at the end of 2013, according to documents filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
Extendicare Health Services recently completed a $37.7 million portfolio refinancing of six SNFs in the Midwest. Ziegler Financing Corporation closed the transaction.
A whistleblower lawsuit involving a nursing home chain and therapy providers in Missouri can move forward, a federal judge has ruled. The False Claims Act case originated with allegations that a therapy company received more than $10 million in kickbacks as part of a scheme to overbill Medicare and Medicaid.
The Department of Health and Human Services is trying to encourage Medicare fraud whistleblowers by substantially increasing their potential reward. The current maximum award of $1,000 would go up to $9.9 million per whistleblower if a recently proposed rule takes effect.
Biotechnology company Amgen will pay $24.9 million in a settlement over whistleblower allegations that the company paid kickbacks to long-term care pharmacies to increase the use of an anemia drug in nursing homes.
Kindred Healthcare will continue to offload its nursing facility operations leased from Ventas, according to President and CEO Paul J. Diaz.
Kindred Healthcare has announced plans to open new transitional care centers in Indianapolis and Las Vegas by 2014. The company will also open expanded transitional care hospitals in Dayton, OH, and Charleston, SC.
A top nursing home industry executive made a case against Medicare cuts and in favor of payment and delivery reforms in long-term and post-acute care in a Senate hearing Wednesday.
Two major long-term care hospital operators saw their stocks rise upon news that planned payment cuts will be phased in over time.
Kindred Healthcare Inc. has announced that Pat Henry is the newly appointed president of its RehabCare division. She replaces Chris Bird. A speech pathologist by training, Henry most recently was an executive vice president in Kindred's skilled rehab division. Prior to Kindred's acquisition of RehabCare on June 1, Henry was the latter company's executive vice president, operations. Bird is leaving to become the CEO of ReachOut Healthcare America, a national administrative services organization for mobile dentistry and healthcare, a Kindred announcement said on Monday
Kindred Healthcare is strengthening its quest to grow as a healthcare giant serving a wider range of clients by acquiring a home health company.
Ratings agency Standard & Poor's has put all six of its rated for-profit nursing home operators on Credit Watch with a negative outlook.
Following news of a planned slash in Medicare reimbursements, skilled nursing facility operators have spent the last few days reassessing their financial strategy.
Shares of major skilled nursing facility operator stocks took a nosedive Monday morning following Friday's announcement that the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services are cutting Medicare reimbursements to SNFs by 11.1%, starting Oct. 1. Operators Sun Healthcare, Skilled Healthcare and Kindred Healthcare lost more than a quarter of their market value on Monday, according to published reports.
The Federal Trade Commission has given antitrust clearance to Kindred Healthcare's plan to purchase RehabCare Group for $1.3 billion in stock, cash payments and debt assumption.
Kindred Healthcare announced Tuesday that it had reached an agreement to purchase competitor RehabCare in a deal valued at $1.3 billion, which includes the assumption of $400 million in debt.