Diversicare Inks Deal to Outsource All Therapy to Reliant Rehab, Expects Cost Savings

Nursing home operator Diversicare Healthcare Services (OTCQX: DVCR) this week announced a deal to shift all of its therapy services to a third-party provider, Reliant Rehabilitation. The Brentwood, Tenn.-based chain had previously offered rehab care under Diversicare Therapy Services, a wholly owned subsidiary. “We believe that this transition will equip us to continue to be […]

Vendors, Rehab Companies Adjust to Nursing Homes’ New Normal Under COVID

The ecosystem of a skilled nursing facility often involves many more entities than the operator itself, ranging from equipment suppliers to third-party rehabilitation. But in the COVID-19 crisis, the way third-party entities interact with operators has, in some cases, been drastically reset. For others, the services have evolved in ways previously unforeseen. And for SNF […]

Early PDPM Reactions: Therapy Companies’ Reimbursement Optimism, Continued Coding Challenges

With intense attention on therapy cuts and reimbursement changes during the transition to the Patient Driven Payment Model (PDPM) on October 1, operators and lead clinicians have focused on continuing education and training to remain financially sustainable amid this historic shift. SNN spoke to four therapy companies to see how operators and clinicians are faring […]

PDPM Countdown: ‘We Are All Crossing Our Fingers and Knocking on Wood’

With the Medicare Part A reimbursement overhaul taking effect in just a few months, skilled nursing providers across the country are in countdown mode. But the clock is moving at different paces for different providers, several experts said. Some SNFs began their analysis and preparations months ago; others are barely getting started. That’s led to […]

Only 32% of Skilled Nursing Providers Feel Clinically Ready for PDPM

As they get ready for the Medicare Part A reimbursement system taking effect October 1, skilled nursing providers have a high degree of confidence in the preparedness of their interdisciplinary teams. But that confidence plummets when assessing the preparedness of their clinical teams, according to a new survey from the Plano, Texas-based Reliant Rehabilitation. The […]

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HIG Capital Acquires Therapy Provider Reliant Rehabilitation Holdings

An affiliate of the private equity firm H.I.G. Capital acquired Reliant Rehabilitation Holdings, Inc., which provides therapy services to more than 800 skilled nursing facilities in 40 states. “We’re excited to partner with H.I.G. for the next phase of Reliant’s growth,” Reliant CEO Chris Bird said in a press release announcing the acquisition. “H.I.G.’s healthcare knowledge […]

Reliant to Pay $6.1M to Settle FCA Claims of Kickbacks to Nursing Homes

Reliant Rehabilitation Holdings Inc. agreed to pay the U.S. $6.1 million to resolve claims that it paid kickbacks to doctors and skilled nursing facilities to promote its rehabilitation therapy business, the Department of Justice announced Thursday. Between April 1, 2013 and May 1, 2017, the Plano, Texas-based rehabilitation therapy provider allegedly employed nurse practitioners at […]

SNF Operator Inks Rehab Partnership to Drive ACO Success

Some skilled nursing providers have been wary of accountable care organizations (ACOs), payment and care delivery models that some fear will push more and more potential residents into home health care to save money. But one East Coast operator has found success under the ACO model, and entered into a partnership with a third-party rehabilitation […]

Transactions: Grand Healthcare Buys Ninth N.Y. SNF

Grand Healthcare System Buys SNF in Valatie, New York The Grand Healthcare System, based in Whitestone, New York, purchased the 236-bed Barnwell Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, the Times Union reported. Grand purchased the Valatie, New York facility from Cassena Care, bringing Grand’s SNF total in New York to nine. Documents from New York’s Health Department indicated that entities linked to […]