Nursing Homes Shouldn’t Fear Overreacting to COVID-19 — Even If It Means Getting Ahead of CDC, CMS

As the chief medical officer for publicly traded nursing home giant Genesis HealthCare (NYSE: GEN), Dr. Richard Feifer has a bird’s-eye view on the strategies that hundreds of individual nursing homes have implemented in the fight against COVID-19. Appearing on the most recent episode of SNN’s “Rethink” podcast, Feifer was blunt about the decisions that […]

Genesis Reports One COVID-19 Case, Confirms Hospital Demand for Overflow Beds at Nursing Homes

Genesis HealthCare (NYSE: GEN), one of the largest post-acute operators in the U.S., reported one confirmed case of the COVID-19 disease at one of its facilities, in an otherwise optimistic fourth-quarter and year-end earnings call for 2019. The Kennett Square, Pa.-based operator, which has hundreds of skilled nursing facilities and assisted and senior living centers […]

I-SNPs vs. ACOs: Balancing the Skilled Nursing Risks, Rewards of Two Hot Payment Models

As the skilled nursing industry struggles to adapt to a new Medicare payment landscape, in-house Medicare Advantage plans have emerged as one of the hottest topics among leaders — while the space’s publicly traded behemoth has thrown its full support behind the separate accountable care organization (ACO) model. There may not be one set answer […]

Monticello’s $117M Skilled Nursing Portfolio Deal; CIT Backs $93.7M Genesis Transaction

MONTICELLOAM, LLC on Tuesday announced that it had provided $117 million in first-lien debt financing for the acquisition of a 12-building skilled nursing portfolio in North Carolina and Kentucky — along with the refinance of a thirteenth SNF. The entire portfolio totaled 1,357 skilled nursing beds. The New York City-based financial company and its affiliates […]

‘CMS Loves That’: Moderate Therapy Shifts, Bureaucratic Reality Could Slow PDPM Changes

Despite steady reports of increasing reimbursements under the new Medicare payment model for nursing homes, at least one industry leader believes that the federal government will be happy with the early returns — and that any changes are fairly far down the road. Skilled nursing operators have not gone overboard with the strategy changes that […]

Welltower to Sell Three ManorCare Skilled Nursing Facilities for $67 Million

Welltower Inc. (NYSE: WELL) on Wednesday announced the pending sale of three skilled nursing facilities operated by HCR ManorCare and ProMedica for $67 million. “The sale of these HCR ManorCare-operated facilities was initiated following an unsolicited offer and is anticipated to close in the first half of 2020,” the Toledo, Ohio-based real estate investment trust […]

Genesis Inks $79M Deal to Cede Control of 19 Facilities — While Still Providing Back-End Support, Therapy

Genesis HealthCare (NYSE: GEN) on Tuesday announced a set of deals that will see the skilled nursing giant transfer control of 19 facilities in the West to a regional operator — while also still serving as a provider of back-office support and ancillary services. Under the terms of the $79 million transaction, the Los Angeles-based […]

Genesis Continues ACO Push with Senior Living Properties Partnership

National skilled nursing giant Genesis HealthCare (NYSE: GEN) continued its drive to bring more outside operators into its accountable care organization (ACO) this week, announcing a new accord with Senior Living Properties. Under the terms of the deal, the Fort Worth, Texas-based Senior Living Properties will see some of its buildings — along with select […]

Credit, Lease Defaults Send 14-SNF Cornerstone Healthcare into Bankruptcy

An operator with several skilled nursing facilities in the states of Washington, Oregon, and Idaho has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, citing issues with its secured debt and — in chorus with other bankrupt operators across the country — problems with its leases. Cornerstone Healthcare Services operates 14 SNFs in the states of Washington, […]

Genesis Reiterates PDPM Optimism, Cautious Hope for National Medicaid Upswing

Executives at the largest skilled nursing operator in the U.S. on Wednesday reiterated their optimism about the impact of the new Medicare reimbursement system on their businesses — and expressed some hope that Medicaid payments nationally might start to improve. “I think we’ve got terrific visibility now on PDPM, and so on the Medicare side […]

Nursing Home Receivership Raises Concerns Over Shortage of Respiratory Beds

One of two skilled nursing facilities in Connecticut with a respiratory unit was placed into voluntary receivership on November 5, raising concerns about access to such care in the state. The Republican-American first reported the news over the weekend. The state Department of Social Services (DSS) placed Waterbury Gardens for Nursing and Rehabilitation under the […]

Genesis CEO Hager Predicts Rehab-Heavy SNFs Will Fare Worst Under PDPM, Defends 10% Therapy Cost Cuts

Operators that have historically thrown all of their eggs into the therapy basket will fare worse than others under the new Medicare payment model for nursing homes, Genesis HealthCare (NYSE: GEN) CEO George Hager said Wednesday — and that includes a subset of his own facilities. “Those providers that maybe pushed therapy, really high-end therapy […]

PDPM Therapy Changes, Staff Reductions to Bring Genesis $30M in Annual Savings

Prior to the advent of the new Medicare payment model for skilled nursing facilities, Genesis HealthCare (NYSE: GEN) CEO George Hager predicted that his company would see expense reductions of 12% — primarily through an increased emphasis on group and concurrent services. So far, at least according to Hager, the company has come through on […]

$28.3M Financing for Skilled Nursing Campus; Shuttered Former Genesis SNF to Reopen Under New Owners

Walker & Dunlop provided $28.3 million in bridge financing for the acquisition of the 194-bed Pleasant Bay Campus in Brewster, Mass., which features skilled nursing and assisted living services The campus, operated by Point Group Care, includes the 59-bed assisted living facility The Woodlands at Pleasant Bay and the 135-bed Pleasant Bay Nursing and Rehabilitation […]

Genesis Continues Real Estate Acquisition Push with 18-Building Joint Venture, Sells 8 More for $89M

Genesis HealthCare (NYSE: GEN) on Wednesday announced the acquisition of an ownership stake in 18 skilled nursing facilities in conjunction with a private investment firm, while also shedding eight more properties in a separate deal worth a total of $89 million. The Kennett Square, Pa.-based post-acute giant has a 30% share of the new entity […]

Why Genesis Sees Opportunity in China’s Post-Acute Care Vacuum

The massive purchasing power of China’s population draws businesses from across the world, and one major post-acute player sees opportunity to thrive by introducing rehabilitation services to the country’s health care system. But to do that, Genesis HealthCare (NYSE: GEN) had to overcome the challenges of breaking into the notoriously challenging market, and learned some […]