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Jobs Increase by 164,000 in April 2018

The Labor Department reported that there were 164,000 jobs created in the U.S. economy in April, below the consensus expectation of 193,000.  This followed a downwardly revised gain of 324,000 jobs in February (originally reported as 326,000) and an upwardly revised gain of 135,000 in March (originally reported as 103,000).  The two-month revision was a […]

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Jobs Increase by 223,000 in May 2018

The Labor Department reported that there were 223,000 jobs created in the U.S. economy in May, well above the consensus expectation of 190,000.  This followed a downwardly revised gain of 159,000 jobs in April (originally reported as 164,000) and an upwardly revised gain of 155,000 in March (originally reported as 135,000).  The two-month revision was […]

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Five Key Takeaways from NIC’s First-Quarter 2018 Seniors Housing Data Release

NIC MAP® Data Service clients attended a webinar in mid-April on the key seniors housing data trends during the first quarter of 2018. Key takeaways included the following. Takeaway #1:  Seniors housing occupancy fell to 88.3% The all occupancy rate for seniors housing, which includes properties still in lease up was 88.3% in the first quarter, […]

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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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