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SNF’s nostalgia trips jog memories

A Louisiana nursing home operator is taking its residents on trips down memory lane, hoping they’ll spark them to remember their past.  CCI’s Magnolia Estates in Lafayette, LA, most recently paid a visit to Russo Park, home of the Ragin’ Cajuns baseball team. Juris East — an 86-year-old resident who suffers from advanced dementia —…

Provider sues over delayed Medicaid pay

Fed up with slow-to-arrive Medicaid payments and a “dysfunctional” managed care system, one Arkansas provider has struck back. Its attorneys filed suit in late April against the state, aiming to halt payment to Arkansas’ managed care insurers.  Little Rock, AR-based Home to Community Living is seeking class-action status for the complaint, with 40,000 Medicaid recipients…

SNF is ruled not responsible for death, still must pay $2M

A Georgia nursing home must pay $1.8 million to the family of a former resident, despite a jury finding the provider was not responsible for the woman’s 2015 death. Jurors determined that Grace Healthcare of Tucker, GA, should compensate Christine Mitchell’s estate for the pain and suffering she experienced for about 30 days after she…

ProMedica’s debt swells

Five months after ProMedica acquired HCR ManorCare, the Ohio hospital system’s debt has ballooned. ProMedica’s long-term debts have more than quadrupled since the deal, reaching $1.9 billion at the end of 2018, compared to about $429 million the previous year. About $1.2 billion of that debt is attributable to the ManorCare purchase that closed in…

Debra Harmon

Money woes keep mounting for troubled Skyline chain

Five Massachusetts skilled nursing facilities run by embattled Skyline Healthcare closed in May, as the operator faced ongoing inability to pay bills. The state’s Department of Public Health revealed in late April that the Woodridge, NJ-based company had voluntarily surrendered licenses for its Bay State facilities. More than 200 residents at the five Southeastern Massachusetts…

Also in the News for Wednesday, May 15

Trump administration proposes making it more difficult for older adults to qualify for Medicaid … FDA warns that batteries in certain pacemakers may die quicker than expected … Governor signs first-in-the-nation public LTC benefit into law

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