Nursing Home Leaders Using ‘All the Tools Available’ in Aggressive Push to Halt CMS Staffing Mandate

LeadingAge joins a slew of other nursing home industry voices in urging a multi-faceted strategy following the finalization of the federal minimum staffing rule a month ago. The advocacy group is pursuing legislative, legal and regulatory avenues to stop the mandate and build the workforce. Katie Smith Sloan, president and CEO of LeadingAge, said, “We […]

Sabra’s Matros Says No ‘False Guardrails’ Around M&A Pipeline, Potential Skilled Nursing Deals

The year ahead for Sabra Health Care REIT (Nasdaq: SBRA) presents a “terrific” opportunity for improved margins and potential dealmaking, with eyes on multiple asset classes, according to Sabra CEO Rick Matros. While the California-based real estate investment trust (REIT) has focused in the past couple years on diversifying its portfolio – namely adding behavioral […]

[UPDATED] CMS Issues Final Rule For Transparency in Ownership of Nursing Homes

The Biden-Harris Administration announced Wednesday a final rule requiring skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) to disclose additional ownership and management information. The final rule, displayed on the Federal Register by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), implements portions of the Affordable Care Act. Nursing homes must submit ownership disclosures within a year of the […]

Industry Critics Blast ‘Tremendously Unfunded’ CMS Nursing Home Staffing Mandate, Warn of Severe Access Issues

As the nursing home industry finally gets a first look at the long-awaited proposed minimum staffing mandate released early Friday, leaders across the sector say that its most critical aspects deal with implementation timing, a “good faith” provision, and requirements for registered nurses (RNs). As it stands, the proposed rule has major implications for access […]

Sabra Shifts 24-Facility North American Portfolio to Ensign, Avamere

Sabra Health Care REIT (Nasdaq: SBRA) is divvying up a 24-property portfolio previously leased to North American Health Care Inc. to The Ensign Group and Avamere Family of Companies. Both existing tenants, Ensign (Nasdaq: ENSG) will now become one of the real estate investment trust’s (REITs) largest tenants — representing about 8% of annualized cash […]