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CMS Says Medicare Advantage Plans Can Offer More Benefits, and Seniors Housing Providers May Be the Real Beneficiaries

Each year the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announces adjustments to regulations and compensation for Medicare Advantage for the following year. Medicare Advantage (MA) providers then have a widow of time in which to submit to the federal government program designs for the following year’s MA plans in compliance with the announced adjustments. […]

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NIC to Present at 2018 Health Datapalooza

Since its founding as a 501(c)(3) organization in 1991, NIC has consistently sought to deliver on its mission of enabling access and choice in seniors housing and care by attracting and educating private sector capital, especially institutional capital (primarily pension funds and endowments), about the demand for and investment opportunities in seniors housing and care. […]

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Jobs Increase by 103,000 in March 2018.

@bethmace The Labor Department reported that there were 103,000 jobs created in the U.S. economy in March, below the consensus expectation of 185,000.  This followed an upwardly revised and very large gain in February of 326,000 and marked the 90th consecutive month of positive job gains for the U.S. economy.  Over the past year, nonfarm […]

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Tight Labor Markets: What Can Seniors Housing and Care Operators Do?

What strategies can be used to mitigate today’s tight labor markets? Below are some ideas that I hope will stimulate conversation and dialog about a topic that is here to stay.   Collectively, let’s keep adding to this list and generate additional ideas about practical and implementable solutions to the ever-growing challenge of today’s tight labor […]

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CCRC/LPC Market Trends: 4Q2017

As the seniors housing and care industry’s leading data provider, NIC tracks occupancy, asking rents, demand, supply and construction data for independent living, assisted living, memory care, skilled nursing and continuing care retirement communities (CCRCs)/life plan communities (LPCs). The following narrative describes CCRC/LPC occupancy and supply and demand trends in the combined primary and secondary […]

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