Weekly Roundup

The Week's Top Stories

Kindred leaving U.S. skilled nursing business

Kindred Healthcare Inc. announced plans Monday to exit the skilled nursing facility business, citing "dynamic changes" to the healthcare industry.

Trump presidency promises long-term care changes

Trump presidency promises long-term care changes

While President-elect Donald J. Trump promised on the campaign trail that he would repeal the Affordable Care Act on the first day in office, long-term care experts said Wednesday they weren't sure if he could, or whether it would lead to a full-blown systematic dismantling of coordinated care programs.

** BREAKING: Federal judge blocks nursing-home arbitration ban **

The American Health Care Association has succeeded in achieving at least a temporary halt to the government's ban on nursing homes' pre-dispute arbitration clauses.

Genesis to save in 'win-win' $1.7 billion sale of 92 facilities

Genesis HealthCare is expected to save millions in rent payments after its largest landlord completes a $1.7 billion sale of 92 properties to new owners, the company announced Wednesday.

State files suit against provider chain over staffing levels, care

Grane Healthcare Co., which operates 12 nursing homes in Pennsylvania, is being sued for allegedly misrepresenting staffing levels and overstating its capacity to provide proper care.