By Targeting Skilled Nursing Ownership Transfers, States Look to Prevent More Skyline-Style Implosions

The swift expansion and equally rapid flameout of one skilled nursing provider left its mark on several states in the form of sudden state takeovers, drawn-out receiverships, and several closures. That company — Skyline Healthcare — may also leave a more lasting legacy in the form of stricter vetting of new operators in multiple states. […]

New Medicaid Feature Aims to Reduce Nursing Home Enrollments in Pa.

Pennsylvania has unveiled a new Medicaid feature designed to reduce the number of nursing home enrollees in years to come. Under the Community HealthChoices initiative, insurers will be paid to manage Medicaid’s long-term care services with a financial incentive meant to prioritize in-home care for enrollees. The state is rolling out the program in 14 southwestern counties […]