Skilled Nursing Vs. Home Health: Referral Trends Shift Due to Acuity, Staffing Shortages, Regulation

After years in which Medicare policy and Covid-19 drove more hospital referrals to home health, skilled nursing facilities recently have seen referrals surge, thanks to a variety of factors. Referral trends through January 2023 showed a jump in patients sent to the nursing home while at the same time rejection rates for home health agency […]

Beyond MDS Coordinators: Nursing Home Operators Add Reimbursement Specialist Roles, Tap Leaders with ‘C-Suite Mindset’

Given increasing complexities in payment systems and intensifying financial pressures, more nursing home providers are hiring leaders with a specialized and sophisticated focus on reimbursement. Even smaller operators are seeing the value of these positions, which demand a mix of financial and clinical acumen, and a C-suite mindset. Valerie Taylor, for one, became a corporate […]

Inside 3 Disruptive Trends Reshaping Skilled Nursing Sector

The skilled nursing sector is in the midst of upheaval, and providers must create and execute on strategies that involve difficult choices and significant financial investments if they hope to thrive in the future. “We are in a period of disruption,” Dana Wollschlager, partner and industry practice leader of senior living development and advisory services […]