REIT Stocks Fall Again After Reports of New Nursing Home Coronavirus Case

Another skilled nursing facility in the state of Washington has reported an outbreak of COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus that is sweeping the globe — resulting in major declines in the stock prices of several real estate investment trusts (REITs) with holdings in the skilled nursing and senior housing sectors. That facility, […]

Matros: ‘We All Knew PDPM Wasn’t Going to Be Revenue-Neutral,’ Doesn’t Expect CMS Clawback

Sabra Health Care REIT Inc. (Nasdaq: SBRA) is optimistic about how the new Medicare reimbursement for skilled nursing facilities will play out among its operators – even if the new Patient-Driven Payment Model (PDPM) doesn’t quite have the results the federal government expected. Specifically, the Irvine, Calif.-based real estate investment trust (REIT) is seeing PDPM […]

Behavioral Health Providers Plot Conversions of Former Nursing Homes Across the Country

As 2020 begins, several mental health providers have pounced on former skilled nursing facilities, providing some concrete evidence of a trend toward repurposing post-acute real estate into behavioral health facilities. In recent years, a variety of industry-watchers have floated the idea of converting unused skilled nursing assets into behavioral health sites, including treatment centers for […]

Sabra Installs Ignite as Operator of Three Oklahoma Skilled Nursing Facilities

Ignite Medical Resorts, an Illinois-based operator of post-acute care facilities, continued its expansion push this week in a new partnership with Sabra Health Care REIT (Nasdaq: SBRA). Ignite formally took over management of three Sabra-owned properties in Oklahoma City, Bartlesville, and Norman, Okla. on New Year’s Day, the provider announced Thursday. The previous operator, Vision […]

Judge Confirms Senior Care Centers’ Plan of Post-Bankruptcy Reorganization

A bankruptcy court judge formally signed off on Senior Care Centers’ plan of reorganization, enabling the beleaguered skilled nursing operator to continue operations with a fraction of the facilities it held at the time it entered Chapter 11 bankruptcy in December of last year. U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Stacey G.C. Jernigan officially confirmed the plan on […]

Sabra CEO Matros Has ‘No Sympathy’ for Third-Party Therapy Companies Amid Switch to PDPM

The new Medicare payment model for nursing homes has brought significant upheaval around therapy provision — an outcome that one prominent CEO in the space says therapy companies should have seen coming sooner. Given all of the warning signs from Washington and Baltimore — dating back to when the federal government was planning on implementing […]

Sabra Eyes Repurposing Skilled Nursing Facilities as Part of Addiction, Behavioral Expansion

Sabra Health Care REIT (Nasdaq: SBRA) on Thursday announced its impending entrance into the growing addiction treatment and behavioral health marketplace, with a specific eye toward potentially repurposing skilled nursing facilities for the task. “There aren’t very many other uses for skilled nursing facilities,” Sabra CEO Rick Matros said on his company’s second-quarter 2019 earnings […]

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 […]

Providers Turn to Behavioral Health to Boost Sagging Skilled Nursing Revenue

Depending on the state they’re in, skilled nursing facilities could jolt flagging finances by adding a behavioral health component to their lineup of services. But they have to proceed carefully. Such services can bolster reimbursement significantly, while also creating additional pressure on hiring, staffing, and programming, according to providers presenting at the LTC 100 conference […]

Senior Care Centers Drags Down Sabra’s Q1, But Optimism Remains — With Addiction as Next Frontier

A sizable real estate impairment charge related to the bankrupt Senior Care Centers contributed to a $77.7 million first-quarter loss for Sabra Health Care REIT (Nasdaq: SBRA), but executives remain upbeat that the changes coming to skilled nursing this fall will boost fortunes industry-wide. The real estate investment trust (REIT) took a $103 million impairment […]

Ventas Inks Five-Year Extension on Genesis Lease

Ventas Inc. (NYSE: VTR) on Friday announced an extension of its lease arrangement with Genesis HealthCare (NYSE: GEN) — a move that intrigued analysts given other landlords’ moves away from the operator. The real estate investment trust (REIT) granted Genesis five more years under its existing rent and escalator terms, with a few landlord-friendly twists: […]

Bankruptcy Court OKs Settlement Deal Between Sabra, Senior Care Centers

A federal bankruptcy court this week approved a settlement agreement between Sabra Health Care REIT (Nasdaq: SBRA) and embattled tenant Senior Care Centers, the real estate investment trust (REIT) announced Friday. Under the terms of the deal, the Irvine, Calif.-based Sabra will receive $9.5 million from the bankrupt operator. Of that amount, Senior Care Centers […]

Sabra, Senior Care Centers Reach Settlement Deal Amid Provider’s Bankruptcy

Sabra Health Care REIT (Nasdaq: SBRA) agreed to drop its claims against skilled nursing tenant Senior Care Centers amid the provider’s ongoing bankruptcy process, the REIT announced Sunday. Under the terms of the deal, Sabra will cease its actions against the Dallas-based Senior Care Centers in exchange for “certain settlement payments,” a portion of which […]

Landlords Voluntarily Took Back Seat in Welcov Bankruptcy

To facilitate the transfer of Welcov Healthcare’s 22 skilled nursing facilities to new operators, the provider’s landlords agreed to take a back seat to vendors in the repayment line, with the goal of resolving an unusual bankruptcy proceeding. That’s according to court documents and a recorded hearing, which detail the transfer of operations and the […]