December 2018 - McKnight's Long Term Care News

Print Issue: December 2018

McKnight's Long-Term Care News, December 2018, Executive Decisions

Executive Decisions: In-house emergency med tech keeps the doctor away

A telephone call out of the blue has helped 202-bed Central Island Healthcare slash its rehospitalization rate, capture about $150,000 in bonus government payments and earn a No. 1 rating among the nation’s 15,000 certified skilled nursing facilities. The secret ingredient for this metro New York provider? Embedded paramedics who connect with off-site, contracted physicians…

December Business Briefs

The Ensign Group announced several acquisitions in November, including two Idaho skilled nursing facilities, a continuing care retirement community in Kansas, and an assisted living facility in Texas.

Medicaid changes sought

Skilled care providers were reacting with caution to proposed “significant” changes to private Medicaid plans that federal officials say will lessen regulatory burdens and give states more flexibility.

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