While providers have made some progress with reducing rehospitalizations, the era of managed care organizations and better hospital partnerships means new strategies are needed. Attendees at the McKnight's Online Expo this month will learn nursing practices to reduce rehospitalizations and attract partners during the Quality session.
The government's top health insurer has announced that providers could get a first look at a new type of Medicare accountable care organization this month. It has been modeled closely after a controversial managed care program and includes new waivers for skilled nursing facilities.
A Medicare payment watchdog group saddled with huge case backlogs and heavily criticized for causing delays in resolving reimbursement issues has changed its name and location on the web.
Periods of fasting could be one way to sidestep some chronic illnesses such as diabetes, and add years to one's life. Meanwhile, consecutive daily fasting supplemented with antioxidants could actually hinder those perceived benefits, University of Florida researchers said Friday.
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» Senior Housing Properties Trust will buy 38 senior-living communities for $790 million from CNL Lifestyle Properties Inc., including assumption of debt. The deal is expected to close in the second quarter. The communities encompass 3,466 total living units. This includes 826 independent living units, 1,860 assisted living units, 744 memory care units and 36 skilled nursing beds.
Ventas has declared a prorated common stock dividend, pending the completion of its American Realty Capital Healthcare Trust purchase.
Seniors housing companies prepping for baby boomers may encounter prospects who are largely unwilling and unable to relocate.
MASSACHUSETTS — Thanks in part to the Affordable Care Act, the concept of palliative care has become more prominent in the national conversation about the end of life. Now these conversations are mandated for Bay State nursing homes, hospitals and other providers.
NEW JERSEY — Lawmakers here will soon debate the merits of a bill that would require the state to pay facilities up to half of the money owed for uncompensated care for residents whose Medicaid applications remain mired in limbo after three months.
FLORIDA - A nursing home building boom may be on the horizon following the end of a 12-year moratorium.