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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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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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Yes, the Value-based Care Revolution Is Still Underway

Policies governing health care provisions appear to be changing yet again, as legislators in Washington continue to debate strategies and plans.  But the sometimes contentious discussions often overlook a key point of agreement: the cost of care must be reduced while outcomes improve, especially for frail seniors.

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Do You Know Enough about Managed Care? The future of your business may depend on it

About one-third of Medicare beneficiaries are enrolled in managed care today, and nearly half of all seniors are expected to be enrolled within the next 10 years. With that sobering statistic in mind, senior care operators need to understand the opportunities presented by the rapid expansion of managed care and the challenges that lie ahead.

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Preparing for Post-Acute Care Transformation

David Gruber, MD, MBA, Director of Research and a Managing Director with Alvarez & Marsal Healthcare Industry Group, recently authored a timely, interesting, and provocative report entitled, “Post-acute Care: Disruptions (and Opportunities) Lurking Beneath the Surface.” The report provides a perspective on the rapidly aging U.S. population, the evolution of payment reform, and the implications of these changes on the post-acute care sector.

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