COVID Forcing Skilled Nursing Operators to Re-Evaluate Strategy, Consolidation on the Rise

Skilled Nursing News was able to sit down (virtually) with Amy Kaszak, president of special needs plans for Virginia-based AllyAlign Health, to talk about current trends in the skilled nursing industry. Consolidation is on the horizon, Kaszak said, along with an increase in managed care, preventative services and home health supplemental options. AllyAlign Health was […]

Investing in Home-Based Senior Care Can’t Come at Expense of Nursing Facilities

The COVID-19 pandemic has rightfully prompted lawmakers at the state and federal level to reconsider the way government payers incentivize or discourage the use of nursing homes relative to other options, such as home- and community-based services (HCBS). But one prominent long-term care researcher this week warned against looking at the reform equation as a […]

Pruitt: Funding for Private Rooms Top Challenge as Nursing Homes Look to ‘Learn from History’

The final report from the Coronavirus Commission for Safety and Quality in Nursing Homes contained plenty of ideas on how to keep residents and staff safer should COVID-19 resurge or if another pandemic hits the United States. While some of the onus falls on the federal government, nursing home operators must also raise the bar […]

SNF Providers Could Find Managed Care Relief By Banding Together in IPAs

Creating or joining an independent practice association (IPA) empowers providers to negotiate managed care plan services and rates, a potential game-changer for nursing home owners amidst Medicare Advantage headaches — pains that include shorter lengths of stay, or the elimination of skilled nursing stays altogether in favor of home care.  Providers might opt into an […]

CareTrust Picks Up Cascadia Facility for $12.8M; Ciena Healthcare’s $20M Construction

CareTrust REIT (Nasdaq: CTRE) expanded its existing relationship with operator Cascadia Healthcare with the $12.8 million purchase of a transitional care facility in Nampa, Idaho. Cascadia of Nampa, a 99-bed facility one block away from the Saint Alphonsus Medical Center, became the 12th building from the Eagle, Idaho-based operator to enter the CareTrust portfolio. “We […]

Share Your Opinion — SNN Reader Survey

All of us at SNN appreciate your readership, and we want to know how to make our coverage of the long-term and post-acute care landscape even better. That’s why we’re asking you to take a quick survey about what you’d like to see more — or maybe less — of on Skilled Nursing News. Do […]

Skilled Nursing News, Aging Media Network Take Home Multiple SIPA Awards

Skilled Nursing News and its parent publishing company, Aging Media Network, last week received multiple honors in a nationwide competition hosted by the Specialized Information Publishers Association of SIIA (SIPA). In its first year as a contestant, SNN received third-place recognition in the Best Spot News or Single News Article — Health Care/Regulatory/Education category for […]