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The Case for Small Reforms within Long-Term and Post-Acute Care

While major reforms of the Affordable Care Act, such as those proposed by the Trump administration and Republican leaders in Congress are sure to have an impact on the post-acute and long-term care industry–if passed–by dedicating all our attention to the big “what ifs”, we may be ignoring the trees for the forest. This commentary […]

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State Medicaid Programs in Quite a State

The public discourse recently has narrowed on the big capital “R” reforms potentially coming down from the federal government on states regarding their Medicaid funding. Meanwhile,  states themselves have a lot on their plates regarding Medicaid, despite the uncertainty of the future of the program and its financing. Some states, like North Carolina and Kansas, […]

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Skilled Nursing Environment Calls for Strategic Responses

While the skilled nursing sector faces challenging headwinds, it also offers a number of distinct opportunities which were outlined at the recent 2017 NIC Spring Investment Forum. Several educational sessions addressed market conditions and how operators can boost values by measuring outcomes and partnering with other health care providers.

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A Brief Look at the GOP’s Health Care Reform Proposal and the Skilled Nursing Industry

The Republicans have put forth a proposal to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. The proposal, dubbed the American Health Care Act (AHCA), not only undoes much of President Obama’s landmark health care reform, but also includes Medicaid reform. Groups like the American Health Care Association and AARP have expressed concern over parts of […]

Topics: Research
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What’s the Story on Medicaid Block Grants?

In the executive order signed on his first day in office, President Trump instructed federal agencies to prepare to grant states more flexibility in managing their health care programs, possibly clearing the way for Medicaid block grants. How could block grants affect seniors housing and care? Medicaid Funding & Block Grants Medicaid is currently funded […]

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