ManorCare Seeks Dismissal of QCP Receivership Case

After months of extensions, HCR ManorCare has finally responded to a receivership claim from its landlord — and the provider seeks to have the case dismissed. Quality Care Properties, Inc. (NYSE: QCP) announced early Tuesday that tenant ManorCare had filed a motion to dismiss “certain claims in the receivership complaint,” according to a filing with […]

Top Skilled Nursing Trends of 2018

Now that we’ve broken down the top 10 stories of the last year, it’s time for us to dive into our predictions for the top skilled nursing trends of the coming 12 months. Some key headwinds, such as questions over Medicaid reimbursements, declining occupancy, and new regulations — including the final round of the requirements […]

New Year’s Catch-Up: ManorCare’s Rent Cut, Regulatory Rollbacks

In case you’ve been blissfully away from your e-mail since before Christmas, here’s a quick rundown of the skilled nursing headlines you missed. QCP Cuts ManorCare a Break Quality Care Properties, Inc. (NYSE: QCP) gave its troubled tenant HCR ManorCare a generous Boxing Day present, announcing a one-year rent cut in a December 26 filing […]

Top 10 Skilled Nursing Stories of 2017

The skilled nursing industry faces an existential crisis over its future, and 2017 was a year filled with threats — financial and regulatory woes at top providers, plummeting occupancy, and continued reimbursement pressures. But it was also a year that saw promising research illustrating the utility of SNF care and successes in new payment models, […]

QCP Extends ManorCare Receivership Deadline into 2018

Troubled nursing home operator HCR ManorCare got an early Christmas present from its primary landlord Monday morning: another month and a half to respond to a receivership claim. Quality Care Properties, Inc. (NYSE: QCP) pushed back ManorCare’s deadline to January 15, the fourth such extension since the real estate investment trust (REIT) initially filed a […]

Skilled Nursing Under Pressure from Every Imaginable Direction

Make no mistake: The skilled nursing industry is under threat from a range of forces, and no one is expecting it to end anytime soon. “[The industry is] under pressure from every imaginable direction, and it’s [only] getting harder,” said Russ DePriest, senior vice president and general manager-skilled nursing at PointClickCare. He spoke at the […]

Skilled Nursing Must-Reads: ManorCare’s Win, Genesis’s Reinvention

Earnings season has brought a flurry of news from publicly traded skilled nursing operators and landlords, so in case you missed them the first time around, here’s a quick glance at the biggest stories in the SNF world from the past week — including a major structural shakeup at a leading provider. After a judge […]

DOJ Drops False Claims Act Case Against HCR ManorCare

The Department of Justice will drop a Medicare fraud case against HCR ManorCare, Inc., according to a court filing obtained by Skilled Nursing News. “The United States has advised Defendants of its intent to move to dismiss this case with prejudice,” the filing reads, indicating that the government will not pursue the matter further. United […]

Federal Judge Orders DOJ to Pay ManorCare’s Legal Fees in Fraud Case

A federal judge ordered the U.S. Department of Justice to pay HCR ManorCare’s legal fees in a Medicare fraud case, citing missteps by the government. U.S. Magistrate Judge Theresa Carroll Buchanan of the Eastern District of Virginia also struck a key expert witness in the case, which sees the provider accused of submitting millions of dollars worth of […]

QCP Pushes ManorCare Deadline Back to December

Quality Care Properties, Inc. (NYSE: QCP) on Thursday granted yet another reprieve to its troubled tenant, HCR ManorCare. The Toledo, Ohio-based skilled nursing provider now has until December 1 to respond to a receivership claim that QCP originally filed in August. It’s the third such delay that the real estate investment trust (REIT) has granted […]

ManorCare CEO Exits Amid Restructuring

HCR ManorCare President and CEO Paul Ormond has left his position as the skilled nursing provider continues to work through a potential restructuring with its landlord, real estate investment trust Quality Care Properties, Inc. (NYSE: QCP). The Bethesda, Md.-based REIT first announced Ormond’s departure from HCR ManorCare on Monday; he has already been replaced by […]

Amid Turmoil, Does Skilled Nursing Have a Future in REITs?

Conflicts between major real estate investment trusts (REITs) and their skilled nursing tenants have dominated industry headlines in recent weeks. Quality Care Properties (NYSE: QCP) continues to seek relief amid its primary tenant HCR ManorCare’s failure to pay rent, while shareholders of Sabra Healthcare REIT, Inc. (NASDAQ: SBRA) attempted to derail its acquisition of the SNF-heavy […]

[UPDATED] As Receivership Looms, ManorCare DOJ Case Moves Forward

As Quality Care Properties (NYSE: QCP) seeks receivership for HCR ManorCare properties, a date has been set for the False Claims Act case against ManorCare for allegedly providing unnecessary therapy services to residents and billing to Medicare. The trial date has been set for January 22, 2018 and is likely to result in a settlement, […]

Skilled Nursing Must-Reads: SNFs in a Decade, Post-Acute Confusion

The last five days were dominated by a pair of major real estate investment trust (REIT) dramas — Sabra Healthcare REIT, Inc.’s (NASDAQ: SBRA) successful shareholder vote to acquire Care Capital Properties (NYSE: CCP), and Quality Care Properties’ (NYSE: QCP) decision to seek receivership for the struggling HCR ManorCare’s facilities. But much more happened in […]

QCP Seeks Receivership for HCR ManorCare Properties

Quality Care Properties (NYSE: QCP) has begun legal proceedings to have an independent receiver take over the operations of its skilled nursing and assisted living/memory care communities that currently are being operated by HCR ManorCare. Toledo, Ohio-based ManorCare operates more than 500 skilled nursing facilities (SNFs), assisted living communities, outpatient rehab clinics, memory care communities, […]

Must-Read Stories: Trumpcare’s Death, ManorCare’s Potential Breakup

First things first: We here at Skilled Nursing News won’t say that Trumpcare has officially died — it’s been revived multiple times so far— but after months of hand-wringing and dire projections about Obamacare repeal’s effect on the skilled nursing industry, it finally looks as though the former president’s cornerstone legislative victory is here to […]

ManorCare Could Be Heading for a Breakup Amid Troubles

As HCR ManorCare, Inc.’s battle with landlord Quality Care Properties (NYSE: QCP) drags on, the most likely outcomes for the skilled nursing operator are bankruptcy or receivership, according to a bankruptcy lawyer with experience in health care industry restructuring. QCP, a Bethesda, Md.-based real estate investment trust (REIT), was reportedly close to a full equity […]

Must-Reads: Fortis in Receivership, SNFs’ Cloudy CCRC Future

Each week, we round up the most-read stories on Skilled Nursing News in one place — perfect for catching up on the top headlines you may have missed amid the health care reform collapse and other news out of Washington. Fortis Management Group, an operator of 60 skilled nursing facilities in the Midwest and Pacific […]