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Five simple ways to contain costs

Five simple ways to contain costs

In today's challenging business environment where providers are expected to do more with less, it's the ideal time to evaluate all of your major cost centers. In the non-payroll category, two of the biggest areas of opportunity are in food and medical supplies. To that end, there are a number of things to be considered when looking for ways to save money for your organization.

MHA adds Siciliano

MHA adds Siciliano

Joe Siciliano has joined Managed Health Care Associates in New Jersey as the company's Vice President of Business Products and Services.

NY company buys ElderWood Senior Care

Post Acute Partners, a long-term care owner/operator based in New York City, has acquired ElderWood SeniorCare for $141.5 million.

GPOs bring bottom-line benefits to long-term care providers, other healthcare organizations: report

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Group purchasing organizations are making costs lower for long-term care operators and other healthcare providers, asserts a recent report from the Healthcare Group Purchasing Industry Initiative (HGPII).

Food costs may take a bigger budget bite

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Long-term care facilities should prepare to pay more for food in 2013, with prices going up as much as 4%, according to a prominent industry voice.

GPO selects Remedi SeniorCare as preferred pharmacy service provider

Kairos Health Systems — a leading group purchasing organization to the non-profit senior housing sector — has signed a preferred partnership agreement with Remedi SeniorCare. Under the deal, Remedi will provide comprehensive pharmacy and consulting services. Kairos has more than 150 participating facilities, which deliver long-term care to more than 14,000 residents throughout Delaware, Maryland and Pennsylvania. "We completed a thorough evaluation of the valued benefits that providers currently receive through their partnership with Remedi, and what we discovered were impressive processes, excellent customer satisfaction and successful outcomes in the areas that matter most to our providers," said Kairos President and CEO Jennifer Wimer.

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