Rethink Podcast #27: Katie Smith Sloan of LeadingAge

LeadingAge CEO Katie Smith Sloan has been outspoken in her calls for increased government support for nursing homes and other senior care providers amid the COVID-19 crisis. As the case count continues to rise and operators face down a new normal with coronavirus at the center of every decision they make, Sloan has loudly and […]

Rethink Podcast #26: Randy Oostra of ProMedica Health System

Randy Oostra, the president and CEO of ProMedica Health System, is well situated to see every angle of the unfolding COVID-19 pandemic in both the acute and pos-acute fields. The Toledo, Ohio-based ProMedica acquired the operations of HCR ManorCare in 2018 – which puts ProMedica in a unique position during a pandemic that is attacking […]

Voices: Dhaval Thakkar, Senior Analyst, SRX

This article is sponsored by SRX. In this Voices interview, Skilled Nursing News sits down with SRX Senior Analyst Dhaval Thakkar to get his take on how SRX is changing the long-term care pharmacy environment, where technology can revolutionize providers’ drug utilization cost review, and how they recoup significant costs for operators through this process. […]

Rethink Podcast #25: Dr. Richard Feifer of Genesis HealthCare

The 25th episode of our podcast, Rethink, is now available! As the chief medical officer for skilled nursing giant Genesis HealthCare, Dr. Richard Feifer has a direct view into hundreds of individual nursing homes as they deal with the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Dr. Feifer joined “Rethink” to make a direct appeal to leaders about the […]

Rethink Podcast #24: Arif Nazir of Signature HealthCARE and AMDA

The 24th episode of our podcast, Rethink, is now available! As both the chief medical officer for Signature HealthCARE and president of AMDA, the Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine, Dr. Arif Nazir has a micro- and macro-level view on how skilled nursing facilities are fighting the novel coronavirus. Dr. Nazir sat down with […]

Rethink Podcast #23: Angie Roberson of American Case Management Association

The novel coronavirus outbreak has put skilled nursing facilities on lockdown and disrupted daily life around the world. But health care needs continue apace, and the junction between SNF and hospital is crucial. Angie Roberson, the president of the American Case Management Association and the director of case management at the Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System, […]

Rethink Podcast #22: Kelli Luneborg-Stern of Trifecta Public Strategies

In the senior housing and care spectrum, nursing homes typically have the worst reputation among the general public and the press — a negative image that can only worsen in cases of abuse, neglect, or high-profile accidents. As the managing partner and co-founder of Trifecta Public Strategies, Kelli Luneborg-Stern has guided skilled nursing operators through […]

Voices: Glenda Mack, Senior VP of Operations and COO, RehabCare

This article is in partnership with RehabCare. In this Voices interview, Skilled Nursing News sits down with Glenda Mack, Senior Vice President of Operations and Chief Operating Officer of RehabCare, to learn how RehabCare prepped clients for Patient-Driven Payment Model (PDPM) a year in advance, and how the company views its responsibilities as not just […]

Rethink Podcast #21: John Delossantos of JMD Healthcare Solutions

The 21st episode of our podcast, Rethink, is now available! As the CEO of JMD Healthcare Solutions, John Delossantos has had a front-row seat to the Medicare payment model change still roiling the skilled nursing space. So far, Delossantos is upbeat about PDPM’s potential to improve the health of both residents and the industry as […]

Rethink Podcast #20: Fred Bentley of Avalere Health

The 20th episode of our podcast, Rethink, is now available! The Patient-Driven Payment Model — and all the changes that came with it — officially arrived for skilled nursing providers in October 2019. The new Medicare reimbursement system for SNFs was top of mind throughout the year, but 2020 will bring a variety of new challenges, […]

Rethink Podcast #19: Fred Stratmann of CommuniCare

The 19th episode of our podcast, Rethink, is now available! The opioid crisis has hit every part of the U.S. health care system – skilled nursing facilities included. But state and federal regulations haven’t moved as fast as the crisis, even though more and more providers are seeing these patients come through their doors. Leaders […]

We Want Your Input — 2020 Outlook Survey

The team at Skilled Nursing News is looking ahead to 2020 and would like to get your input for the 2020 Skilled Nursing News outlook survey. We’ll be releasing the results of this survey to all readers in early January. All responses gathered shall remain confidential, and your information will not be used in any […]

[White Paper] 3 Ways To Drive Skilled Nursing Facility Margins With Data

The skilled nursing operating environment continues to be challenged by slim margins, and the onset of the new Patient-Driven Payment Model (PDPM) promises to stress operators further by requiring them to do more with less. Technology can relieve operating pressures and can support the organization in several ways. This ultimately leads to better bottom line […]

Join C-Suite Leaders at RETHINK

Network with C-Suite Professionals Skilled Nursing News’ RETHINK conference will bring together industry executives to one stage in a fast-paced, dynamic format. Don’t miss the opportunity to hear unique perspectives and network with like-minded professionals dedicated to the future of skilled nursing. Confirmed Speakers Include:Wendy Simpson, President & CEO, LTC Properties.Kent Eikanas, CEO, Summit Healthcare […]

[Webinar] Beyond PDPM: Top Challenges and Opportunities in 2020

Date: December 17Time: 1:00 – 2:00 PM CentralRegister Now Join experts with various perspectives on the post-acute and long-term care landscape as Skilled Nursing News looks ahead to 2020 and beyond on our annual outlook webinar. PDPM may have come and gone, but its effects remain unclear as the early returns indicate that a major […]

RETHINK Conference — Tickets Available Now

Skilled Nursing News is expanding its summit event in 2020 and returning with cutting-edge topics, innovative speakers, and a new name: RETHINK. This full-day conference will bring industry executives to the stage in a fast-paced, dynamic format while gathering long-term care professionals for unique perspectives and intimate networking opportunities— all dedicated to the future of […]

Rethink Podcast #18: Cory Rutledge of CLA

The 18th episode of our podcast, Rethink, is now available! For the first time in 34 years, an annual report on nursing home finances found that the median operating margin for providers fell below zero. For CLA managing principal Cory Rutledge, a co-author of the report, the result wasn’t exactly surprising, given the headwinds battering […]

[White Paper] 3 Ways To Drive Skilled Nursing Facility Margins With Data

The skilled nursing operating environment continues to be challenged by slim margins, and the onset of the new Patient-Driven Payment Model (PDPM) promises to stress operators further by requiring them to do more with less. Technology can relieve operating pressures and can support the organization in several ways. This ultimately leads to better bottom line […]

RETHINK Conference — Purchase Your Early Bird Ticket Today

Skilled Nursing News is expanding its summit event in 2020 and returning with cutting-edge topics, innovative speakers and a new name: RETHINK. This full-day conference will bring industry executives to the stage in a fast-paced, dynamic format while gathering long-term care professionals for unique perspectives and intimate networking opportunities— all dedicated to the future of skilled nursing.  Topics include:C-Suite […]

Rethink Podcast #17: Chris Bryson of Consulate Health Care

The 17th episode of our podcast, Rethink, is now available! With 140 facilities, Consulate Health Care is something of an outlier in the skilled nursing world, and has seen its share of ups and downs related to its size. But after a strategic shrinking — and an overhaul to improve quality and care at the […]