September 01, 2014 - McKnight's Long Term Care News

Print Issue: September 01, 2014

Gov. Paul LePage (R) recently visited the Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston.

State News for September 2014

MAINE – The state’s nursing homes will get their first Medicaid rate increase in six years after a breathtaking display of mid-summer political brinksmanship. But dark days still loom in a state beset with closures and an over-65 population ratio that’s second only to Florida’s.

ITUpdate for September 2014

» The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services launched a technical assistance program, called the Medicaid Innovation Accelerator Program, in July. The goal is to help with payment and delivery system reform. It was created through a collaboration with the Center for Medicaid and CHIP Services (CMCS) and the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation, along with the Medicare-Medicaid Coordination Office and other centers.

Ryan Lillis, EMA

I couldn’t live without … HealthcareSource solutions

HealthcareSource has helped Eldersburg, MD-based provider EMA make better hiring decisions and has fostered “healthy dialogue” between leadership and hiring managers, says Ryan Lillis, EMA’s director of organizational development.

Ed McMahon, Ph.D., Vice President of Quality, Sunrise Senior Living

60 seconds with … Ed McMahon, Ph.D.

Q: You recently received the Mary K. Ousley Champion of Quality Award from the American Health Care Association. What are some of the biggest current obstacles to improving quality in long-term care?

BusinessBriefs for September 2014

» CNL Healthcare Properties completed the acquisition of seven communities in Texas and one in Illinois for approximately $187.2 million, with potential adjustments related to property net operating income. The eight properties collectively have 798 units and 72 skilled nursing beds. They were acquired from Dallas-based South Bay Partners Ltd.

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