Site-neutral payments for skilled nursing facilities and inpatient rehabilitation facilities should not be considered until the recently passed IMPACT Act has been implemented, a rehab provider association strenuously urged Wednesday in a letter to the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission.
Fourteen people have been arrested and two of them have been charged with second-degree murder related to a 2012 fungal meningitis outbreak, authorities announced Wednesday.
Prosecutors in Oklahoma have dropped terrorism-related charges against a former nursing home worker accused of threatening to behead a colleague, news sources reported Wednesday.
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A federal bankruptcy judge tentatively ruled that two New York businessmen, and not a private equity firm formerly led by the incoming Illinois governor, are responsible for $1 billion in nursing home wrongful death liabilities.
» Omega Healthcare Investors is poised to own nearly 875 skilled nursing properties across 41 states, following its merger with Aviv REIT in a $3 billion deal announced in November. The all-stock deal will create the nation's "premier publicly traded pure-play skilled nursing facility real estate investment trust," the companies stated in joint press releases. The combination of the powerhouse REITs is just the latest mega-deal in the long-term care sector.
Seniors housing stock enjoyed occupancy rates above 90% in the third quarter, the National Investment Center for Seniors Housing & Care announced. Occupancy is up 3.4% since the cyclical low of 86.9% seen in the first quarter of 2010.
Nonprofit long-term care providers must work together to address alarming trends, or their market share could plummet, LeadingAge Chairman David Gehm told association members.
FLORIDA - A nursing home building boom may be on the horizon following the end of a 12-year moratorium.
MISSISSIPPI — Postal inspectors allege nursing home employees here and in California may have unwittingly referred families and residents seeking help with Medicaid and veterans' benefits to an individual who allegedly filed troublesome paperwork and defrauded others of hundreds of thousands of dollars in what they described as a sophisticated Ponzi scheme.
ILLINOIS — Gov. Pat Quinn (D) has signed a new law making it easier for people to lodge complaints against nursing homes.