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Economic Trends  |  Skilled Nursing

Are More Skilled Nursing Consolidations in Our Future?

By: Bill Kauffman  |  November 16, 2016

Skilled nursing operators—and those who invest in the sector—are no strangers to challenges. Over the past few years, government, payor, and operator initiatives across the country have been working to create a new health care delivery and payment system, and these initiatives are expected to continue for the foreseeable future. In fact, some industry leaders suggest that it could be two years until we see a narrowing of networks and partner alignment that will expose the winners and potential losers of the emerging system.

Economic Trends  |  Regulatory Environment  |  Skilled Nursing  |  Workforce

GAO Investigation Reveals Margins Highest among For-Profits, Chains

By: Liz Liberman  |  November 02, 2016

The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) concluded an investigation into data from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) on nursing homes, staffing practices, and financial performance by recommending that CMS make such data more easily accessible by the public and ensure the data’s validity. In the course of the investigation, the GAO revealed insights about margins and operations relative to the skilled nursing properties’ organization types. The agency’s report underscores the need for more and better financial skilled nursing data in the industry.

Economic Trends  |  Regulatory Environment  |  Skilled Nursing

Skilled Nursing’s Ruby Slippers

By: Liz Liberman  |  October 12, 2016

Panelists Discuss Post-Acute Strategies at NIC Fall Conference

Economic Trends  |  Regulatory Environment  |  Skilled Nursing

CMS & Arbitration Clauses: What Skilled Nursing Needs to Know

By: Liz Liberman  |  October 05, 2016

If you serve, plan to serve, or invest in skilled nursing properties that serve Medicare and Medicaid recipients, this is a good blog post to pay attention to.