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Association slams proposal favoring unionized nursing homes

Connecticut lawmakers are planning to distribute funds to nursing homes based on "irrelevant factors," the state's largest association of skilled nursing facilities said.

LA could receive $15 million to improve nursing home inspections

A proposed contract between California and the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health could result in $15 million in additional funding to improve oversight and delays in nursing home investigations.

CMS shouldn't rely on accreditation surveys for hospice quality, report says

Accreditation surveys are not a guarantee that hospice providers are meeting federal or state requirements, according to a new report from the Office of the Inspector General.

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Healthcare inspections for nursing homes to be tougher under new OSHA rules

Healthcare inspections for nursing homes to be tougher under new OSHA rules

Nursing homes will face more scrutiny based on a new key hazard list from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

Company News

A Mercy-LSS deal is near

Pending board approval of both organizations, Mercy Hospital St. Louis was preparing to transfer the ownership of 120 skilled nursing beds on its campus to Lutheran Senior Services.

Ventas has record quarter, unveils SNF spin-off plans

Ventas has record quarter, unveils SNF spin-off plans

Real estate investment trust heavyweight Ventas flexed its muscles during the first quarter of 2015 as it reported record revenues and a plan to spin off most of its skilled nursing portfolio.

Hebrew Home needs to sell

Due to economic hardship, Hebrew Hospital Home is seeking a New York court's permission to sell its 160-bed senior residence facility in Westchester County.

State News

State News for June 2015

State News for June 2015

Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo (D) wants to reduce nursing home reimbursement rates by 3% and raise providers' bed tax ceiling by 0.5%. But she also hopes to sweeten the deal with an ambitious offer to earn lost funding back if providers make substantial efficiency and quality improvements.

State News for May 2015

ILLINOIS — The state's House of Representatives will soon debate a new bill that would allow nursing home residents and their families to place video or audio monitoring devices in facility rooms.

State News for March 2015

State News for March 2015

ARKANSAS — A former circuit court judge recently admitted that a campaign contribution induced him to lower a jury award in a negligent death lawsuit brought by a nursing home resident's family.