Why Skilled Nursing Operators Must Look Beyond Washington to Solve the Workforce Crisis

As the skilled nursing industry works to stem the workforce shortage tide, leaders in the sector should not expect to find the ultimate answers in Washington. That’s according to Clif Porter, senior vice president of government relations at the American Health American Health Care Association/National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL). “We can’t fix this in […]

Marquis Cuts Readmission Rate By 60% with Patient-Tracking Software Pilot

In less than six months, a skilled nursing provider in the Pacific Northwest cut hospital readmissions by 60%, and its director of data analytics credits a novel pilot partnership with a growing software provider. Starting in May, the Milwaukie, Ore.-based Marquis Companies rolled out Collective Medical software at three facilities in Oregon; at the time, […]

As Managed Care Grows, Skilled Nursing Providers Have Leverage

Skilled nursing providers are adding value for managed care payors, and they need to be willing to tout it in contract negotiations, according to one executive. “[Managed care] is coming your way,” Anthony Laflen, director of data analytics at Consonus Healthcare, told a room full of nursing home operators at LeadingAge Illinois’ annual conference in Schaumburg, Ill. […]

In the Pipeline: Garden State SNF Completes $3.5 Million Facelift

Construction: Complete New Jersey SNF Unveils $3.5 Million Upgrade Private equity firm Tryko Partners and its operating affiliate Marquis Health Services have completed a multi-million dollar renovation of the 215-bed Oakland Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center in Oakland, New Jersey (pictured above). The work includes a newly renovated 3,500-square foot gym that includes a smart car […]

3 Steps to Success in New Skilled Nursing Payment Models

by Laurie Thomas and Guy Cowart Historically, we as skilled nursing and therapy providers have been used to a level of industry stability. Within this familiar framework, we’ve trained our leaders with certainty and delivered care with a confident rhythm. Unfortunately, this model simply may not serve us well in the future, with our rapidly […]