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State of Kansas takes control of 15 financially troubled private nursing homes

just click the next web site by Dan Margolies, Kansas News Service

The owner and operator of 15 Kansas nursing homes has consented to be placed in receivership after defaulting on payments to vendors and failing to meet payroll My Page.

just click the following internet page Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services Secretary Tim Keck has been appointed receiver and will oversee operations of the homes, which are scattered across the state.

The owner, Skyline Health Care LLC of Wood-Ridge, New Jersey, previously acknowledged that it had insufficient funds to pay basic utilities and food service vendors

The 15 Kansas facilities have about 845 residents and 950 employees, according to court documents. Three of the nursing homes are in Wyandotte County, one is in Johnson County and one is in Leavenworth County image source.

Keck said that Mission Health, a Tampa, Florida-based operator of nursing homes that already operates 14 skilled nursing facilities in Kansas, has assumed day-to-day oversight of the Skyline nursing homes

“They have done a really good job of getting things organized and back to some level of certainty in the last week or so,” Keck said

The next step, he said, is to find a new owner Read the Full Write-up.

hop over to these guys “It may or may not be Mission Health,” Keck said. “I don’t know if they will be interested in it or not. We have heard from several people that they are interested in some or all of the facilities.”

simply click the following page “Our end goal,” he added, “is to get all the facilities back on sound footing with some certainty and then turn them over to another operator in the next few months. We’ve got a pretty aggressive timeline.”

Mission Health has operated in Kansas since mid-2015, when it took over facilities previously operated by Deseret Health Group, which had become insolvent. In that case too, the Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services facilitated the takeover check this site out.

see here, a Gannett-affiliated website, reported Monday that Skyline had received millions of dollars in Medicaid revenues for the care of thousands of elderly residents in eight states. It said that Skyline, which operates out of a second-floor office above a pizzeria and barbershop, had expanded rapidly in the last couple of years, acquiring dozens of skilled-nursing homes from financially troubled chains.

Last month, Nebraska health officials placed 21 nursing homes and 10 assisted living facilities operated by Skyline in receivership. Kansas officials moved to take over the 15 facilities in Kansas five days later web.

Keck said that legal action against Skyline could be in the offing click this over here now.

see this “I think that’s something we will attack on many fronts, probably through some litigation,” Keck said. “And we probably need to take a fresh look at our regulations on that, as to what the state has the ability to look at going forward. … But I can tell you we’ll be very aggressive to make sure that Kansas gets what we’re entitled to make us as whole as possible when it’s all said and done.”

extra resources Skyline is owned by Joseph Schwartz. A bio he provided to the Pennsylvania Department of Health says he was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, and is married with four children. It says he began his career in 1986 as an independent insurance broker and “has built a profitable portfolio of real estate investments throughout the North East Region.”

The bio goes on to say that Schwartz founded Skyline in 2005 “with the purpose of purchasing and managing health care facilities.” From November 2015 to the present, it says, he has acquired 76 health care facilities, including the ones in Kansas My Web Page.

Calls to Schwartz were referred to Juda Engelmayer, president of a public relations firm called Herald Strategies. Engelmayer said Skyline was not trying to run away from its problems but it wasn’t in a position to discuss them now.

“I expect within a week you’ll be hearing from me,” he said.

Here’s a list of the 15 nursing homes:
• Chase County Care & Rehabilitation Center
• Downs Care & Rehabilitation Center
• Edwardsville Care & Rehabilitation Center
• El Dorado Care & Rehabilitation Center
• Eskridge Care & Rehabilitation Center
• Kaw River Care & Rehabilitation Center
• Lansing Care & Rehabilitation Center
• Neodesha Care & Rehabilitation Center
• Parkway Care & Rehabilitation Center
• Pittsburg Care & Rehabilitation Center
• Spring Hill Care & Rehabilitation Center
• Wakefield Care & Rehabilitation Center
• Wellington Care & Rehabilitation Center
• Wichita Care & Rehabilitation Center
• Wilson Care & Rehabilitation Center

The three Edwardsville nursing homes are Edwardsville Care and Rehabilitation Center LLC, Kaw River Care and Rehabilitation Center LLC, and Parkway Care and Rehabilitation Center LLC.

Dan Margolies is a senior reporter and editor for KCUR. You can reach him on Twitter @DanMargolies. Kansas News Service stories and photos may be republished at no cost with proper attribution and a link back to the original post.

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State asks to take over 15 nursing homes, including three in Edwardsville

Three nursing homes in Edwardsville, Kansas, are among 15 nursing homes listed that the Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services has proposed taking over today.

KDADS has asked 13 district courts to allow the agency to take over the skilled nursing facilities after the operator of the facilities advised the state it will not be able to make an upcoming payroll, a KDADS news release stated today.

The state asked the courts to put the facilities in receivership while arrangements are made for them to continue to operate and to provide care for approximately 845 residents.

Edwardsville Care and Rehabilitation Center LLC, Kaw River Care and Rehabilitation Center LLC, and Parkway Care and Rehabilitation Center LLC, in Edwardsville, are among the 15 nursing homes listed.

“Our most pressing concern at this point is stability,” said Tim Keck, KDADS secretary, in a news release. “We want to ensure the residents of these facilities continue to receive the care they need, and to make sure the staff, which provides that care, continues to be paid.”

“This is a highly unusual situation, but we have identified a nursing home management group that is willing to step in immediately and begin overseeing these facilities,” Keck said. “We have discussed the matter with CMS and now are working to get all of the arrangements in place as soon as possible.”

The state is seeking receivership to take over management of the homes from Skyline Health Care, based in Wood Ridge, New Jersey, which acquired the Kansas facilities in 2016.

Staff from KDADS and the three managed care organizations that administer Medicaid in Kansas will meet with residents and their families next week to explain the changes.

Mission Health Care, which operates 14 nursing homes in Kansas as well as Tennessee, Georgia, Minnesota and Wisconsin, has agreed to step in and oversee the operation of the Kansas facilities, according to the KDADS news release.


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