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How to Boost Market Performance and Penetration Rates

As 2018 continues to unfold, construction pipelines are expected to remain full.  Near-record low occupancy levels in assisted living will remain tested, while occupancy pressures will grow in independent living as well. In markets today with an unfavorable supply/demand imbalance, growing demand penetration rates could help offset supply pressures. So, how can operators grow their […]

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Do New Bundles Leave Post-Acute Care Out of the Driver’s Seat?

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently announced a new, voluntary bundled payment program, designed to curb Medicare costs for 32 different medical episodes by paying providers a single payment per episode. The new program puts hospitals and physicians in the driver’s seat, enabling them to select or convene care delivery partners and […]

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U.S. economy created 200,000 jobs in January 2018.

The Labor Department reported that there were 200,000 jobs created in the U.S. economy in January.   This was above the consensus expectation of 180,000 jobs.  This marked the 88th consecutive month of positive job gains for the U.S. economy.  Revisions subtracted 24,000 jobs to the prior two months.  For all of 2017, the economy generated […]

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2017 Transaction Volume Down Slightly From 2016

The 2017 preliminary closed transactions data is in and it shows a slight decline in dollar volume compared to 2016. Seniors housing and care closed transaction volume in 2017 registered $14.1 billion, which included relatively weak second and fourth quarter transaction volume. The $14.1 billion includes $7.9 billion in seniors housing and $6.2 billion in […]

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Five Key Takeaways from NIC’s Fourth-Quarter 2017 Seniors Housing Data Release

NIC MAP® Data Service clients attended a webinar earlier this month on the key seniors housing data trends during the fourth quarter of 2017. Key takeaways included the following. Takeaway #1:  Seniors housing occupancy was unchanged at 88.8% The all occupancy rate for seniors housing, which includes properties still in lease up, was 88.8% in the […]

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