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Skyline payroll issues force Kansas to seek its largest-ever nursing home takeover

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The Kansas Department of Aging and Disability Services Tuesday was seeking emergency powers to take over operations at 15 nursing homes operated by New Jersey-based Skyline Health Care.

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Kansas employee's email blast wrongly reveals personal information of 11,000 aging services recipients

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A now-fired staff member with Kansas' Department for Aging and Disability Services improperly disclosed personal information for 11,000 people in an email sent to multiple addresses, state officials acknowledged last week.

Nursing home advocates allege state's financial, regulatory policies are pushing providers out

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Financial pressure and increased enforcement are driving skilled nursing operators out of Kansas, industry advocates told members of the state Legislature last week.

A 'boutique experience'

A 'boutique experience'

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Stratford Commons believes SNF residents deserve the same stylish décor and ambient atmosphere that senior living residents get

State officials didn't verify correction of more than half of SNF deficiencies: report

State officials didn't verify correction of more than half of SNF deficiencies: report

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Health officials in Kansas failed to follow up on 52% of deficiencies identified during nursing home surveys, a federal watchdog said in a report released Monday.

Rhode Island is No. 1 HIPAA enforcer in state rankings

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Healthcare providers may feel more pressure of Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act enforcement in states like Rhode Island and Alaska, according to data compiled by TrueVault, a HIPAA compliance company.

Berkadia announces $156 million in financing

Berkadia Commercial Mortgage LLC recently worked with Capital Senior Living Corporation in arranging $156.6 million to finance 15 seniors housing properties located in seven states.

More states are implementing consumer protections for long-term care insurance policies

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States are increasingly are implementing regulations designed to help resolve consumer tussles with long-term care insurance companies, according to news reports.

Kansas governor to take reins of AHCA in January

Kansas governor to take reins of AHCA in January

The American Health Care Association has selected Kansas Gov. Mark Parkinson (D) to be its next president and CEO, the association said Monday.