Leadership

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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Ensign to use skilled nursing plan for new ventures into assisted living and home health

Major skilled nursing provider The Ensign Group (Nasdaq: ENSG) has its sights set on assisted living and home health expansion, citing the potential for higher stockholder value and less competition for their target properties.

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Flexibility and efficiency will fuel skilled nursing success

A recent report puts some hard numbers to the pressures skilled nursing facilities face — and offered a prediction of its own about the much-anticipated “silver tsunami.”

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Virginia CCRC implements flexible design to ready for “silver tsunami”

The coming “silver tsunami” is a concept that continues to inspire optimism in the skilled nursing and senior care space, but the health needs of that population are still murky.

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CMS ranking leads to bonuses for Niagara Falls nursing home

The medical center issued a statement saying this is believed to be the first time in New York that a nursing home has paid bonuses after receiving a performance payment from the state.

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Jill Bosa named COO of tri-state healthcare services provider

Bosa previously served as COO of the Nursing Center Division at Kindred Healthcare, where she oversaw more than 100 skilled nursing facilities, assisted living communities, and sub-acute care centers across 20 states.

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Menorah Manor wins two nursing awards at annual FADONA conference

Two Menorah Manor employees received the CNA and LPN Awards of Excellence at the Florida Association Directors of Nursing Administration (FADONA) 31st Annual Conference. 

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Nursing home salaries trending lower than assisted living, continuing care retirement community employees

The discrepancy does not carry into leadership roles such as CEO, director of nursing and activity director — all of which receive higher salaries in nursing homes on average than they do in assisted living facilities.

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Alex Azar confirmed to lead HHS

Alex Azar, former president of the U.S. arm of Eli Lilly & Co., was confirmed Wednesday as the secretary of health and human services.

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Questions about nursing home care quality and Medicare Advantage

Last year, about 19 million Americans, one-third of Medicare participants, were enrolled in Medicare Advantage plans. 

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