Post-Acute Bed Capacity Concerns Loom as COVID-19 Cases Grow

As the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the U.S. mounts, concerns about hospital bed capacity are rising in proportion — and skilled nursing facilities need to be ready to help ease the stress on the acute care system, according to multiple providers. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) seemed to confirm this […]

It’s Here: Skilled Nursing Providers, Investors Weigh in on PDPM Opportunities, ‘Stumbling Blocks’

The long wait is over: The new Medicare payment system for nursing homes has arrived. October 1 marks the official start of the Patient-Driven Payment Model (PDPM), just about 18 months after the federal government first announced the change in April 2018. Since then, the skilled nursing industry has trained a laser focus on preparations […]

PDPM Countdown: ‘We Are All Crossing Our Fingers and Knocking on Wood’

With the Medicare Part A reimbursement overhaul taking effect in just a few months, skilled nursing providers across the country are in countdown mode. But the clock is moving at different paces for different providers, several experts said. Some SNFs began their analysis and preparations months ago; others are barely getting started. That’s led to […]

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 […]

Skilled Nursing Transactions: Cascadia Now Largest Post-Acute Operator in Idaho

Cascadia Healthcare Becomes Largest Post-Acute Operator in Idaho Cascadia Healthcare announced several transactions that made the Eagle, Idaho-based post-acute health care company the largest such operator in the state. Cascadia of Nampa, a 99-bed transitional care facility in Nampa, Idaho, opened most recently. In addition, Cascadia expects to open a similar construction facility in Boise, Idaho, early next […]

Why SNF Investment Risk Exists in the Eye of the Beholder

Among large swaths of the real estate investment community, reducing exposure to skilled nursing assets is considered a smart play at the moment. Given the uncertain regulatory landscape and shifting payment models, betting on SNFs may just not seem worth it. But several players in the SNF investment market believe that the asset class isn’t necessarily […]

CareTrust REIT Picks Up 13 Former Kindred SNFs

CareTrust REIT, Inc. (Nasdaq: CTRE) continues to snap up skilled nursing facilities previously operated by Kindred Healthcare, Inc. (NYSE: KND), announcing on Tuesday the acquisition of 13 properties in Washington, Texas and Idaho. The deal includes all seven former Kindred SNFs in Idaho, which are now operated by the Eagle, Idaho-based provider Cascadia Healthcare, LLC, as […]

Quick Handoff Brings 7 Former Kindred SNFs to Cascadia, CareTrust

By October 1, Cascadia Healthcare will operate all seven of the skilled nursing facilities previously run by Kindred Healthcare (NYSE: KND) in Idaho — but its new landlord isn’t the company that agreed to buy Kindred’s entire SNF portfolio at the end of June. The Eagle, Idaho-based Cascadia will lease the seven former Kindred SNFs […]