Brookdale Senior Living, the nation's largest senior and assisted-living company, ended the final months of the year with flat revenue and a drop in occupancy as the company struggled to digest its $2.8 billion acquisition of Emeritus Corp.
A forthcoming CMS patient survey meant to assess quality of care at inpatient rehabilitation facilities should assess the experience of care, industry leaders say. Patient experience captures data on what actually occurred during the patient's episode of care, whereas satisfaction is subjective.
The CMS is proposing new measures to better track frequency of care and spending in skilled-nursing facilities, home health agencies, inpatient rehabilitation facilities and long-term-care hospitals in an effort to curb rising costs.
Leaders of two big companies in rehabilitation, nursing home and home healthcare services say aren't worried about the financial impact of Medicare's efforts to target their sector for savings. That may surprise federal officials, who hope bundled payment initiatives will save money for the...
Nursing home therapy giant RehabCare has agreed to pay the government $125 million to settle a whistle-blower lawsuit alleging it knowingly caused facilities it contracted with to inappropriately bill Medicare for services.
Computer Programs and Systems Inc., a developer of electronic health records and other health information technology systems, has completed its acquisition of Minneapolis-based Healthland Holding, one of CPSI's main rivals in the rural and community hospital EHR market where CPSI has influence.
Skilled-nursing and rehabilitation provider Mid-Atlantic Health Care is acquiring four skilled-nursing facilities in western Maryland from Magnolia Management.
Senior living provider Five Star Quality Care on Monday formally rejected the $325 million takeover bid by an affiliate of real estate investment and management company Senior Star.
An affiliate of real estate management company Senior Star has made a $325 million bid to purchase the 33 senior living facilities of Five Star Quality Care, which so far has rebuffed the offer.
Hospitals are stepping up their efforts to monitor patients after discharge to reduce readmission rates that can lead to Medicare penalties.
The CMS halted all enrollment in a program that cares for poor seniors at Alexian Brothers Community Services in St. Louis. The agency found Alexian failed to provide necessary services and avoided enrolling sick, more expensive patients.
Skilled-nursing facilities are seeking more say in how they contract with accountable care organizations as a new CMS rule for ACOs loosens the coverage policy for some Medicare patients, experts say.