Rethink Podcast #7: sb2 Inc. Founder and CEO Chad Bogar

The 7th episode of our podcast, Rethink, is now available!  Amid the revolution sweeping Medicare reimbursements for skilled nursing facilities — from PDPM to value-based purchasing — Medicaid has quietly emerged as a prime threat to operators across the country. Reimbursement rates in multiple states don’t cover the daily cost of caring for Medicaid residents, forcing buildings to […]

OnPointe CEO: Skilled Nursing Providers That ‘Run to Risk’ Will Win

As both government and private payers increasingly move toward value-based reimbursements, skilled nursing providers in particular have struggled to keep up — and shift decades-old operational patterns to suit the new reality. For OnPointe CEO Eric Tanner, the only way forward is by running headlong into risk, primarily by showing payers and hospitals how his […]

Rethink Podcast #6: OnPointe CEO Eric Tanner

The 6th episode of our podcast, Rethink, is now available!  Skilled nursing provider OnPointe and its CEO, Eric Tanner, are all in on care coordination, with a specific focus on determining what hospitals want to hear when looking for preferred post-acute partners. Despite a recent setback with landlord MedEquities, Tanner remains upbeat about OnPointe’s position in the marketplace, focusing […]

Partnering with ‘Frenemies’ Can Help SNFs Navigate Medicare Advantage Pressures

Big-picture thinkers in the skilled nursing space have increasingly talked about the need for operators to band together in the face of reimbursement pressures and new payment models — an urge that goes against the competitive nature of the health care industry, particularly in markets saturated with multiple post-acute options. But according to Plante Moran […]

Rethink Podcast #5: Plante Moran Partner Betsy Rust

The 5th episode of our podcast, Rethink, is now available!  Earlier this year, Betsy Rust and Plante Moran released a report with a fairly explosive thesis: Margins for skilled nursing facilities had actually been on the rise between 2016 and 2017. But the senior care advisory firm was quick to point out that the report only considered Medicare […]

Aegis CEO Schram: Therapy Still Has Value Under PDPM, But Providers Must Be ‘On the Hook’ for Outcomes

With therapy minutes no longer driving reimbursement under the new Medicare reimbursement system taking effect on October 1, the relationship between skilled nursing facilities and rehabilitation companies is undergoing a significant metamorphosis. But the change runs deeper than the shift in revenue streams. The new system will drive new models of care and move. interactions […]

Rethink Podcast #4: Aegis Therapies President and CEO Martha Schram

The 4th episode of our podcast, Rethink, is now available!  By making patient condition and characteristics the driver of reimbursement — instead of the number of therapy minutes provided to a resident — the Patient-Driven Payment Model coming in October has changed the game for rehabilitation and skilled nursing providers alike. And Aegis Therapies, which is based in […]

Listen to the Rethink Podcast #3: CEO George Hager

The third episode of our podcast, Rethink, is now available!  Based on the last few years, Genesis HealthCare (NYSE: GEN) should be on the ropes — significant quarterly losses, lease restructurings, and public criticism from one of its primary landlords have weighed on the skilled nursing giant.But the Kennett Square, Pa.-based operator closed out 2018 with cautious optimism, […]

Listen to the Rethink Podcast #2: CEO Anne Tumlinson

The second episode of our podcast, Rethink, is now available!  From the federal government to Avalere Health to the advisory firm that bears her name, Anne Tumlinson has been a leading voice on the business of long-term health care in the United States. As CEO of Anne Tumlinson Innovations, she hears from providers around the country, who tell […]

Listen to Rethink Podcast #1: Sabra Health Care REIT CEO Rick Matros

Skilled Nursing News is excited to unveil our new podcast series, Rethink. Rick Matros has made a name for himself as one of the most outspoken leaders in the long-term health care space, offering blunt assessments of certain operators’ business models and the future of the skilled nursing industry at large. The past two years have […]

Sabra’s Matros: Vertical Integration Tough to Pull Off in Skilled Nursing

Few voices in the skilled nursing world have been as outspoken as Rick Matros, CEO of Sabra Health Care REIT (Nasdaq: SBRA). That’s why we thought he’d make the perfect subject for our inaugural episode of “Rethink: The Future of Skilled Nursing,” a new podcast from Skilled Nursing News. During our 30-minute conversation, Matros offered […]