Despite Pressures, ACOs’ Three-Day Stay Waivers Could Emerge as Skilled Nursing Secret Weapons

Among the new payment models sweeping the skilled nursing industry, accountable care organizations (ACOs) tend to vex nursing home operators the most. These groups, which encourage cost savings by holding providers up and down the continuum accountable for overall health spending, are typically seen as length-of-stay depressants. The hospitals and physician organizations that generally lead […]

Despite Popular Belief, End-of-Life Care Costs on the Decline

The notion that older Americans are driving up health care costs, specifically toward the end of their lives, has become something of a truism in the health policy world. But a new study from Dartmouth has shown that Medicare spending on Americans in their final years actually dropped in the early stretch of this decade. […]

In the Pipeline: Marquis Plots $5 Million SNF Upgrade in Boston

Construction: Announced Marquis Health Services Plans $5 Million Renovation at Boston SNF Marquis Health Services, the healthcare affiliate of Tryko Partners, is now operating North End Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center in Boston, according to a press release. The first order of business at the newly acquired skilled nursing facility (SNF) is a $5 million renovation […]