PDPM Creates New Litigation Risk for Skilled Nursing, Rehab Providers

After years of facing governmental and legal scrutiny over providing too many rehabilitation hours, both skilled nursing and therapy providers will soon find themselves with the completely opposite risk. As the Patient-Driven Payment Model (PDPM) shifts incentives away from the volume of therapy hours, providers could find themselves accused of not providing enough rehabilitation time […]

Background Check Law for Nursing Home Owners Creates Questions

The state of Georgia this month implemented a new background check law for nursing home owners, who will now be subject to the same requirements as frontline caregivers and other employees who interact with residents. But the threshold for who qualifies as an owner remains unclear. Employees, owners, and administrators will be required to undergo fingerprint […]

Low-Profile Buyers Seize Moment in Skilled Nursing Sector

As larger chains and real estate investment trusts (REITs) downsize, smaller buyers have taken center stage in the skilled nursing acquisitions arena. In particular, there’s been an uptick in smaller buyers of skilled nursing facilities who keep a lower profile, at least as defined by their web presence. It’s not uncommon for these individuals or […]