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Understanding Your Market Study: Part 3

Conducting a Desktop Analysis of the Competition When conducting a market study competitor analysis, many tools and sources of public information are available right from your desktop. The task may seem overwhelming, especially if the market is highly competitive. But here are some best practices to follow: Know what you are looking for Consider why […]

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U.S. economy created 98,000 jobs in March 2017

The Labor Department reported on Friday that nonfarm payrolls increased by a seasonally-adjusted 98,000 positions in March, well below the consensus 180,000 estimate.  This followed gains of 219,000 in February and 216,000 in January.  Revisions to January and February preliminary estimates subtracted 38,000 jobs from what was initially reported.  Monthly revisions result from additional reports […]

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Skilled Nursing Environment Calls for Strategic Responses

While the skilled nursing sector faces challenging headwinds, it also offers a number of distinct opportunities which were outlined at the recent 2017 NIC Spring Investment Forum. Several educational sessions addressed market conditions and how operators can boost values by measuring outcomes and partnering with other health care providers.

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Understanding Your Market Study: Part 2

Defining the Market Area The first segment of this multi-part blog series established that market studies require particular attention as a critical component of the seniors housing development planning process. In this second segment, we’ll touch upon common methodologies, and uncover fine points that can increase the accuracy of a market study.

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A Brief Look at the GOP’s Health Care Reform Proposal and the Skilled Nursing Industry

The Republicans have put forth a proposal to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. The proposal, dubbed the American Health Care Act (AHCA), not only undoes much of President Obama’s landmark health care reform, but also includes Medicaid reform. Groups like the American Health Care Association and AARP have expressed concern over parts of […]

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