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Senate votes to increase dementia research in FY2018

September 11, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor

The Senate Appropriations Committee approved funding an additional $414 million for dementia and Alzheimer’s research in the coming fiscal year. 

NIC, other industry associations form national initiative against senior finance fraud

September 8, 2017  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief

Four senior industry associations are teaming up with a not-for-profit investor protection firm to provide free resources for senior care providers to help their residents stay savvy and avoid financial scams.

VA to ease grant process for rural veteran nursing homes

August 23, 2017  |  U.S. Dept. of Veteran Affairs

New regulations could make it easier for rural communities to compete for grant funding to build state-run veteran homes.

CMS launches Hospice Compare site

August 16, 2017  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief

Much like the Nursing Home Compare site for skilled nursing facilities, the new data comparison tool will allow consumers to see quality measures data on hospice and palliative care providers.

CMS raises reimbursement by 1%, pushes VBP

August 4, 2017  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief

With the Value-Based Purchasing program due to begin in 2019, CMS is pushing SNFs to get on board with performance baselines now.

KKR, Walgreens buy PharMerica for $909M

August 3, 2017  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief

The joint venture will convert pharmacy benefit manager PharMerica into a private company.

How the Senate healthcare bill could affect seniors

June 29, 2017  |  Kaiser Health News

The Senate’s proposed healthcare bill, the Better Care Reconciliation Act, calls for deep cuts to Medicaid. The program pays for about two-thirds of the 1.4 million seniors who live in nursing homes. 

Kramer to step down at NIC

June 29, 2017  |  National Investment Center for Seniors Housing & Care

After 27 years at the helm, Kramer will transition to the role of strategic advisor at the National Investment Center for Seniors Housing & Care.

Business intelligence with a long-term care twist

June 8, 2017  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief

A new software platform gathers data from multiple sources across the facility and allows deep data analytics to optimize performance.

Aetna pulls out of ACA

May 11, 2017  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief

The insurer, which withdrew from 11 states in 2016, will not offer ACA-participating policies in any state in 2018.

Top 10 benefits that keep employees happy

May 2, 2017  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief

What benefits do employees value most? MetLife’s latest benefit trends study shows how the workforce expectations are changing.


Blackstone Group bolsters senior housing portfolio

April 28, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor

The private equity firm closed on deals with Brookdale and Senior Lifestyle totaling $1.8 billion so far this year. 


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