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Data Points for Feb. 16, 2015

Data Points for Feb. 16, 2015

By Modern Healthcare  |  February 14, 2015

Data Points for the week of Feb, 16, 2015, covered the following topics: Alzheimer's disease, Medicare, long-term care, geriatric care

Ascension Health appoints new senior-care CEO

Ascension Health appoints new senior-care CEO

By Adam Rubenfire  |  February 13, 2015

Jesse Jantzen has been appointed president and CEO of Ascension Health Senior Care, a division of St. Louis-based Ascension Health created last year.

Financing questions loom as private LTC insurers falter

Financing questions loom as private LTC insurers falter

By Steven Ross Johnson  |  January 17, 2015

A growing number of Americans are expected to need long-term-care services such as nursing home and home health care in the coming years. But experts increasingly doubt that private LTC insurance alone is a viable way to finance that care.

Offering autonomy to nursing home residents

Offering autonomy to nursing home residents

By Steven Ross Johnson  |  November 22, 2014

When Dr. William Thomas took a part-time job as medical director of a nursing home in upstate New York, he found that a strictly medical approach with residents didn't improve their health outcomes or quality of life. So he began to change his approach.

Kindred prices new offerings to fund Gentiva deal

By Beth Kutscher  |  November 20, 2014

Kindred Healthcare shares recorded heavy volume Thursday as the company priced two public offerings that will help fund its takeover of Gentiva Health Services.

Report: Calif. slow to respond to nursing-home complaints

By Adam Rubenfire  |  October 31, 2014

A report released this week from the California state auditor's office alleges that state health officials have failed to effectively manage investigations of complaints against long-term-care facilities in the state.

Omega to buy out rival Aviv in $3B all-stock deal

By Associated Press  |  October 31, 2014

Omega Healthcare will buy rival real estate investment trust Aviv in a $3 billion all-stock deal combining two companies that each run hundreds of nursing homes.

Extendicare to pay $38 million in largest failure-of-care settlement

By Adam Rubenfire  |  October 10, 2014

Extendicare Health Services, a long-term care provider, and subsidiary Progressive Step Corp., a rehabilitation services company, will pay $38 million to the federal government and eight states to resolve allegations that it billed Medicare and Medicaid for substandard services and unreasonable...

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