Lawsuit Against LaVie Claims Nursing Home Chain Transferred Ownership to Avoid Dispute Settlement Payments

LaVie Care Centers, which filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy with nearly $1.2 billion in debt this week, is also at the center of a lawsuit that claims the company shifted ownership of some of its facilities in Florida to avoid payment on previous dispute settlements. The Atlanta-based company denies these claims, and its court filing […]

‘Real Heartache’: Medicaid Redetermination Post-PHE Causing Nursing Homes Serious Cash Flow Problems, Anxiety

Flaws with the Medicaid redetermination process are leading to an increasing number of existing nursing home residents being found ineligible for Medicaid coverage — creating headaches for nursing homes. This view is held by officials at several state health care associations, who spoke to Skilled Nursing News. Montana, for one, has Medicaid redetermination information being […]

$45M ReFi for Three Texas SNFs; Nonprofit Sells Three SNFs in N.C.

KeyBank Real Estate Capital secured $45 million in Federal Housing Authority (FHA) loans for the refinancing of three skilled nursing facilities in the state of Texas. The loans were $16 million for the 120-bed Regency-Windsor Calallen in Corpus Christi, $14.5 million for the 120-bed Regency-Bastrop Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Bastrop and $14 million for […]

Record-Setting $1 Billion Skilled Nursing Fraud Case Hits Snag

The case against a former Miami-area skilled nursing operator accused of pulling off the largest Medicare fraud on record hit a snag this week as a judge tossed crucial pieces of evidence. Defense lawyers for Philip Esformes scored a major victory when a judge found that federal investigators improperly seized evidence that was protected under […]

Consulate Reaches Agreement to Preserve 55 Florida Nursing Home Licenses

Consulate Health Care reached an agreement with the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA) to improve quality and protect its portfolio of nursing homes from being penalized for failures at two facilities, The Ledger reported. “We are grateful for the partnership between Consulate and the Agency for Health Care Administration,” Jennifer Trapp, vice president of […]

Florida Agency Scrubs Nursing Home Inspections From Website

The Florida Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA) removed all nursing home inspections from its website about three months ago, the Miami Herald reported. The agency gave no announcement or notice of the removal of the records, which came soon after the Miami Herald reported on the agency’s decision to heavily redact reports. The AHCA spent […]