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Post-Acute Care

Skilled-nursing occupancy hits record low

Skilled-nursing occupancy hits record low

Occupancy at SNFs across the United States reached a record low of 81.7% in the second quarter of 2018, down from 83.1% over the same period last year as policy changes take hold and competition ramps up.

ProMedica closes HCR ManorCare acquisition

ProMedica closes HCR ManorCare acquisition

ProMedica bought the bankrupt post-acute provider HCR ManorCare for about $1.4 billion through a complex deal that involves changing HCR's for-profit facilities into not-for-profit assets.

CMS proposes paying home health agencies for remote monitoring

CMS proposes paying home health agencies for remote monitoring

The CMS is considering paying home health agencies for remote patient monitoring. In all, the CMS is proposing a 2.1% or $400 million increase in Medicare payments for home health agencies. That's a change from the 0.4% or $80 million cut from last year.

Sanford Health to merge with Good Samaritan

Sanford Health to merge with Good Samaritan

Sanford Health will merge with Good Samaritan Society, mirroring other health systems that have made a play for long-term care providers to try to better coordinate care once patients leave the hospital.

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