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Do New Bundles Leave Post-Acute Care Out of the Driver’s Seat?

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently announced a new, voluntary bundled payment program, designed to curb Medicare costs for 32 different medical episodes by paying providers a single payment per episode. The new program puts hospitals and physicians in the driver’s seat, enabling them to select or convene care delivery partners and […]

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U.S. economy created 200,000 jobs in January 2018.

The Labor Department reported that there were 200,000 jobs created in the U.S. economy in January.   This was above the consensus expectation of 180,000 jobs.  This marked the 88th consecutive month of positive job gains for the U.S. economy.  Revisions subtracted 24,000 jobs to the prior two months.  For all of 2017, the economy generated […]

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Five Key Takeaways from NIC’s Fourth-Quarter 2017 Seniors Housing Data Release

NIC MAP® Data Service clients attended a webinar earlier this month on the key seniors housing data trends during the fourth quarter of 2017. Key takeaways included the following. Takeaway #1:  Seniors housing occupancy was unchanged at 88.8% The all occupancy rate for seniors housing, which includes properties still in lease up, was 88.8% in the […]

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Memory Care Market Trends: 3Q2017

As the seniors housing and care industry’s leading data provider, NIC tracks occupancy, rental rates, supply and construction data for independent living, assisted living, memory care, skilled nursing and continuing care retirement communities (CCRCs)/life plan communities (LPCs). Through the NIC MAP® client portal, subscribers have access to robust web-based tools and reports, including market-level summaries […]

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NIC MAP Introduces New Feature: Trade Area Search by Drive Times & Traffic Flows

The NIC MAP Data Service recently unveiled its latest product enhancement to the NIC MAP Local Property Search tool as it introduced a new class of trade areas based on drive time or driving distance from a seniors housing, skilled nursing property or targeted location.  Drive-time analysis allows a user to customize a trade area […]

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