Facility management

Washington governor enacts law requiring adequate staffing at nursing homes

July 1, 2015     Megan Combs, Associate Editor
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Gov. Jay Inslee signed the “safe staffing” law to ensure every resident receives 3.2 hours of direct care daily.

Texas governor signs 'three strikes' bill to improve nursing home oversight

June 24, 2015     Megan Combs, Associate Editor
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A measure to strengthen nursing home regulations in Texas was signed by Governor Greg Abbott this week.

Report: Nursing homes inflate staff numbers for better Nursing Home Compare ranking

June 24, 2015     Megan Combs, Associate Editor
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A Center for Public Integrity report shows as many as 80 percent of nursing homes are inflating their staffing levels on Medicare.gov for higher rankings.

New Senior, Health Care REIT announce major acquisitions

June 23, 2015     Megan Combs, Associate Editor
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In the last week, Health Care REIT and New Senior Investment Group announced acquisitions totaling more than a billion dollars. 

What is your facility's bullying policy?

June 22, 2015     Megan Combs, Associate Editor
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What happens when one of your residents is the victim of bullying? Do you have a policy in place to address it?

Miami SNF settles $17M fraudulent referrals case

June 17, 2015     Megan Combs, Associate Editor
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Hebrew Homes Health Network was accused of improperly paying physicians for referrals of Medicare patients that need skilled nursing care.

California nursing home chain gets government regulations smackdown

June 17, 2015     Megan Combs, Associate Editor
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California's largest nursing home chain has been under fire for years.

CMS lays ground rules for provider screening, fingerprinting for fraud risk

June 16, 2015     Megan Combs, Associate Editor
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By March 2016, states with Medicaid providers must be ranked has having a "high," moderate," or "limited" risk of defrauding the program.

Genesis HealthCare acquires 24 skilled nursing facilities in $240M deal

June 16, 2015     Megan Combs, Associate Editor
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Genesis signed the $240 million agreement with Revera on June 15.

Accountable accounting

June 16, 2015     Julie Thompson
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Even the little bills mean a lot. The right accounts payable technology can help LTC communities keep their business partners happy and avoid costly late fees.

HealthSouth expands PAC presence with Reliant Hospital Partners acquisition

June 15, 2015     Megan Combs, Associate Editor
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On June 11, the post-acute services provider announced plans to buy the operations arm of Reliant Hospital Partners for $730 million.

The dish on dining

June 8, 2015     Sandra Hoban, Managing Editor
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Surveys repeatedly cite food as a major factor in customer satisfaction. If residents and their families aren’t happy with meals, they tend to find fault in other service areas.

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