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2018 NIC Spring Investment Forum to Highlight Industry Challenges and the Opportunities to Benefit from Coordinated Care

The seniors housing, long-term care, acute care, and post-acute care sectors face significant challenges. Amongst these are navigating markets amid new competition and providing services cost-effectively as the healthcare delivery and payments system undergoes dramatic change. The rules of the game are changing as higher acuity patients increase, and the pressure to decrease healthcare costs […]

Topics: Events, Forum
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2017 NIC Fall Conference Opening Session to Feature Lively Debate on Economic Issues

The impact of the Trump administration’s policies on economic growth is a matter of debate. So why not hold an actual debate? Two prominent and influential figures will debate the impact of recent policies on economic growth at the 2017 NIC Fall Conference being held later this month, Sept. 26-28, at the Sheraton Grand Chicago. […]

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Seniors Housing Actual Rates Report Shows Larger Discounts for Assisted Living than Independent Living

The NIC Map Data Service recently released national benchmark data through mid-year 2017 for actual rates and leasing velocity.  Key takeaways include: Average initial rates were below average asking rates for both independent living and assisted living properties, with monthly spreads larger for assisted living properties throughout the entire reported period. As of June 2017, […]

Topics: Research
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Using Innovative Technology to Connect Senior Care and Healthcare

New technologies have the power to link housing and health care to improve the lives of seniors, according to a panel of experts who spoke at the 2017 NIC Spring Investment Forum. The panelists presented cutting edge case studies of how technology is being leveraged to improve and coordinate care during a session titled, “Using […]

Topics: Research
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Managed Care: Opportunities & Challenges as a Senior Care Provider

The statistics on managed care tell the story. Medicare Advantage programs now have 17.6 million enrollees, a 50% jump over the last 10 years. About 22 million enrollees are expected by 2020. And Medicare Advantage already has a 40 percent penetration rate in four states. “Managed care is full steam ahead,” said consultant Melanie Bella, […]

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