[Upcoming Webinar] Standardizing Care Processes

Time: 1-2 p.m. CDTDate: August 28, 2019Register Now Standardization makes decision-making easier and enables consistent care delivery. It is the foundation for consistent data collection for improved insights, resulting in better care for patients. Thanks to technology, SNF operators are increasingly turning to standardized processes designed to streamline frontline caregivers’ decision-making — and, in turn, give them […]

Rethink Podcast #12: LTC Properties, Inc. President and CEO Wendy Simpson

The 12th episode of our podcast, Rethink, is now available! Publicly traded health care REITs have been blamed for some of the skilled nursing industry’s woes in recent years — after all, how can a provider keep up with annual escalators as it navigates an uncertain reimbursement landscape and ever-rising staffing costs?But Wendy Simpson, president […]

[White Paper] How PDPM is Bringing Nurses Back to Skilled Nursing

With the onset of the Patient-Driven Payment Model (PDPM) just months away for skilled nursing providers, SNFs are gearing up for the changes. For many, these changes need buy-in across the entire organization from frontline staff to billing and coding professionals, which can be a challenge. But operators agree that there’s one key worker demographic […]

[White Paper] How PDPM is Bringing Nurses Back to Skilled Nursing

With the onset of the Patient-Driven Payment Model (PDPM) just months away for skilled nursing providers, SNFs are gearing up for the changes. For many, these changes need buy-in across the entire organization from frontline staff to billing and coding professionals, which can be a challenge. But operators agree that there’s one key worker demographic […]

Rethink Podcast #10: Care Providers Oklahoma President and CEO Nico Gomez

The 10th episode of our podcast, Rethink, is now available! Skilled nursing facilities in multiple states are facing down gaps in their largest payer source: Medicaid. Across the country, providers are trying to deal with major shortfalls between the amount Medicaid pays per patient day and the amount it costs to care for a Medicaid […]

Rethink Podcast #9: Altenheim Senior Living CEO Paul Psota

The 9th episode of our podcast, Rethink, is now available! The challenges of government reimbursement and shifting consumer demand have hit non-profits in the skilled nursing space particularly hard. Many of them have exited the business entirely, with independent non-profits and local governments moving to cut their losses and sell. Non-profit continuing care retirement communities […]

Rethink Podcast #8: Greystone Founder and CEO Stephen Rosenberg

The 8th episode of our podcast, Rethink, is now available! Stephen Rosenberg founded Greystone 30 years ago with the modest goal of forming his own consulting shop after an executive stint at Dean Witter Reynolds. But over time, Rosenberg and Greystone built a name for themselves in the health care and multifamily housing lending space, […]

Rethink Podcast #7: sb2 Inc. Founder and CEO Chad Bogar

The 7th episode of our podcast, Rethink, is now available! Amid the revolution sweeping Medicare reimbursements for skilled nursing facilities — from PDPM to value-based purchasing — Medicaid has quietly emerged as a prime threat to operators across the country. Reimbursement rates in multiple states don’t cover the daily cost of caring for Medicaid residents, […]

[Upcoming Webinar] Why I Challenged My EHR Vendor

Time: 2 p.m. ETDate: Monday, April 29, 2019Register Now According to CMS, approximately 15% of skilled nursing providers switch EHR vendors every year. With PDPM set to change the skilled nursing landscape, more providers are going to be evaluating their current partners to make a decision on their future success. As providers consider making a […]

[Upcoming Webinar] Why I Challenged My EHR Vendor

Time: 2 p.m. ETDate: Monday, April 29, 2019Register Now According to CMS, approximately 15% of skilled nursing providers switch EHR vendors every year. With PDPM set to change the skilled nursing landscape, more providers are going to be evaluating their current partners to make a decision on their future success. As providers consider making a […]

[Upcoming Webinar] Why I Challenged My EHR Vendor

Time: 2 p.m. ETDate: Monday, April 29, 2019Register Now According to CMS, approximately 15% of skilled nursing providers switch EHR vendors every year. With PDPM set to change the skilled nursing landscape, more providers are going to be evaluating their current partners to make a decision on their future success. As providers consider making a […]

[White Paper] The Journey to PDPM

The new Patient-Driven Payment Model (PDPM), taking effect on October 1, 2019, is the biggest change to take place in skilled nursing in decades. The organizations that will thrive under this new model are taking steps now to prepare. This white paper covers a step-by-step approach to getting ready for PDPM including: A 6-month timeline […]

Rethink Podcast #5: Plante Moran Partner Betsy Rust

The 5th episode of our podcast, Rethink, is now available! Earlier this year, Betsy Rust and Plante Moran released a report with a fairly explosive thesis: Margins for skilled nursing facilities had actually been on the rise between 2016 and 2017. But the senior care advisory firm was quick to point out that the report […]

CareTrust Touts $300M Skilled Nursing Pipeline for 2019

CareTrust REIT (Nasdaq: CTRE) turned in solid earnings results for the fourth quarter of 2018, with a sizable pipeline of skilled nursing assets coming in 2019. The real estate investment trust’s quarterly revenue of $40.4 million beat analyst estimates by about $270,000, and represented an increase of around 10% from the previous year. Still, chief […]

PDPM Will Dominate in 2019, But It’s Only One Piece of the Puzzle

Providers have a scant 11 months to prepare for the tectonic shift of the Patient-Driven Payment Model, but that’s only one of the regulatory and economic pressures they’ll face in 2019. New requirements of participation, the local politics of Medicaid, and staffing shortages will continue to plague the skilled nursing industry over the coming 12 […]

Barriers Between Financial, Clinical Staff Must Come Down Under PDPM

Providers’ early reviews of the new Patient-Driven Payment Model (PDPM) have been largely positive, but operators also only have around 11 months to develop the kinds of internal protocols necessary to maximize reimbursements — and success could hinge on getting various players within a single facility to agree with each other. In Leah Killian-Smith’s experience […]

Skilled Nursing Must-Reads: Industry Pressures, 33-SNF Bankruptcy

Welcome to Skilled Nursing News’s regular look at the biggest headlines from the week that was, your all-in-one place for the top stories you need to jumpstart your day and discover the things you may have missed. SNN brought you a peek into PointClickCare’s annual customer summit in Orlando, where executives declared that skilled nursing […]

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 […]