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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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Institutional Capital Drives Transaction Volume Higher in 2017

Nursing care prices fall Updated transactions dollar volume for 2017 shows an increase from 2016 as the institutional buyer, comprised of mostly equity funds that manage pension money or other types of institutional money, played a major role in higher volume. A trend has emerged over the past couple years in which institutional buyers have […]

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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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2017: The Year of Deregulation for the Skilled Nursing Industry

On Christmas Eve, the New York Times published an article describing measures the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) took during 2017 to reduce fines levied against skilled nursing properties. The skilled nursing industry may view this change as a welcome respite from real or perceived government over-regulation, especially in an era of downward pressure […]

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