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CMS Says Medicare Advantage Plans Can Offer More Benefits, and Seniors Housing Providers May Be the Real Beneficiaries

Each year the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announces adjustments to regulations and compensation for Medicare Advantage for the following year. Medicare Advantage (MA) providers then have a widow of time in which to submit to the federal government program designs for the following year’s MA plans in compliance with the announced adjustments. […]

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NIC to Present at 2018 Health Datapalooza

Since its founding as a 501(c)(3) organization in 1991, NIC has consistently sought to deliver on its mission of enabling access and choice in seniors housing and care by attracting and educating private sector capital, especially institutional capital (primarily pension funds and endowments), about the demand for and investment opportunities in seniors housing and care. […]

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Medicaid Reimbursement Rates Draw Attention

Medicaid Reimbursement Rates Draw Attention At around $200 per day, Medicaid is the lowest priced payor source for skilled nursing properties. The American Health Care Association (AHCA), a trade association representing skilled nursing providers, has been calling on policy makers to address Medicaid reimbursement rates for years. Until recently, this concern did not draw significant […]

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NIC Spring Investment Forum Addresses Hot Industry Topics: Healthcare, Labor, Changing Markets

Focused on the themes of collaboration, innovation, and how to navigate current market realities, the 2018 NIC Spring Investment Forum drew nearly 1,800 attendees to the Omni Dallas Hotel last week. The busy three-day meeting provided a wide variety of networking opportunities, several NIC-hosted receptions, and 17 educational sessions. In the media briefing on Wednesday, […]

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NIC Skilled Nursing Data: Key Takeaways from the Fourth Quarter 2017 Report

– Urban vs. rural occupancy trends diverge – Medicaid revenue mix nearly 50%   NIC has just released its fourth quarter 2017 Skilled Nursing Data Report, which now includes urban vs. rural trends, along with revenue mix by payor source. In addition to key monthly data on skilled nursing metrics, it includes time-series data from […]

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