Leadership

Long-term care collaboration is key, experts say

John Derr, a consultant and former senior vice president and CIO/CTO for Golden Living Centers, spoke Monday at the Long Term & Post Acute Care Health IT Summit in Washington, D.C.

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Top-paid skilled nursing CEO list shifts in 2018

In 2017, Skilled Nursing News profiled the salaries of the seven highest-paid CEOs at the biggest skilled nursing companies for the previous year.

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Decline expected in CCRC skilled nursing presence

The median number of skilled nursing units in continuing care retirement communities (CCRCs) has remained steady over the last five years, but a decline is coming as developers continue cut SNFs out of the equation.

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Following facilities in receivership, Skyline Health to bow out of nursing home industry

Skyline Health, which recently saw two of its 21 skilled nursing facilities in Arkansas put into receivership, is leaving the nursing home business.

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Nursing home workers still waiting for wage increases in Massachusetts

Following several extensions and lapsed deadlines, 12 nursing homes are still not in compliance with state regulations, according to the report from the state’s Executive Office of Health and Human Services.

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Argentum to launch multi-year plan for improved care

“The industry is doing an exceptional job providing quality care and service and Argentum is here to provide additional support,” James Balda, Argentum president and CEO, said in a press release.

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The Many Benefits of Strategic Rounds

By following the practical approaches to rounding described in this article, you can maximize what you learn about care delivery and achieve the greatest results. 

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Top provider CEOs optimistic about new CMS payment rules

Industry experts are still sorting out the long-term effects of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) new payment system for skilled nursing facilities, but early reviews from the CEOs of some top providers have been positive.

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Affordability and reputation counter each other in skilled nursing facilities

Skilled nursing facilities often bear the brunt of negative press surrounding long-term care, and their place in the future of the continuum could rest on changing that reputation in the minds of the public and lawmakers.

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MedPAC looks at post-acute care unified payment system

At its most recent public meeting, the commission heard a staff report on the basis for uniform outcome measures as part of such a unified payment model for skilled nursing facilities (SNFs), home health agencies (HHAs), long term care hospitals (LTCHs), and inpatient rehabilitation facilities (IRFs).

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