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. […]
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 […]
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.
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.
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.