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Bye Bye Bundles?

On Tuesday, August 15, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) published a proposed rule to reverse many of the policies surrounding bundled payments that had been initiated under the Obama administration. The Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) Tom Price had voiced his opposition to bundled payments before assuming his current role in […]

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Pricing Remains Relatively Stable

The price per unit/bed for seniors housing and care properties has remained relatively stable through the second half of 2017. As capital continues to flow into the sector with more interest from private buyers and institutional capital, as of late, there remains competitive bidding for properties though deals closing recently have mostly been smaller, single-property […]

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U.S. economy generated 209,000 jobs in July 2017

The Labor Department reported on Friday that nonfarm payrolls increased by a seasonally-adjusted 209,000 positions in July, above the consensus 180,000 estimate. This followed gains of 231,000 in June, originally reported as 222,000, and 145,000 in May, originally reported as 152,000. Monthly revisions result from additional reports received from businesses since the last published estimates […]

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Palliative Care: The Next Frontier in Patient-Centered Care and a Value Proposition for Seniors Housing

The focus of modern medicine has been centered squarely in the curative camp for a long time. As Atul Gawande put it in his recent New Yorker article, modern medicine is a practice in “rescue medicine,” meaning the goal of treatment is to immediately and summarily save the patient. Unfortunately, in life, some diagnoses are […]

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