Skilled Nursing Data Initiative

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The Challenge – Securing Needed Capital

  • A tremendous need for capital exists both to upgrade technology and to reposition or replace aging buildings to meet the demands of patients, payors and care partners. Half of the skilled nursing properties in the top 99 metro markets were built before 1980.
  • Significant amounts of capital currently flow into the seniors housing and care industry but most of it is going into private pay seniors housing.
  • The skilled nursing sector needs to attract new investors, e.g. real estate investors and private equity health care investors, to fund the needed transformation of buildings and technology.
  • To gain investor confidence, the sector must be able to access and deliver better data – both in terms of timeliness (government data is at least 12-18 months old) and relevance for investors (at a minimum, providing national financial occupancy and revenues by payor class, which includes managed medicare as part of a monthly time series).


  • NIC has created a confidential database for skilled nursing data to provide timely, detailed, aggregate data on skilled nursing properties for operators and investors.
  • The NIC Skilled Nursing Data Report will be released quarterly to provide operators and investors with timely, relevant data that is not readily available from other sources. Select metrics include: occupancy, quality mix, skilled mix, patient day mix, and revenue per patient day by payor source. The current data set features time-series data from October 2011, through December 2015, giving NIC more than four years of data.

Opportunity & Benefits

  1. Contribute your data on a monthly basis.
  2. Receive a complimentary aggregate monthly benchmark comparison report,  of the latest national data along with a comparison/benchmark of your data to national aggregate statistics.
  3. Get enhanced geographic data as the database grows over time.


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Bill Kauffman, Senior Principal, NIC

“The addition of urban and rural comparisons in the release of this report provides many noteworthy observations and trends for operators and investors. For example, rural areas have a higher exposure to private pay patient day mix in addition to less exposure to Medicaid patient day mix. Coupled with the fact that growth in managed Medicare patient day mix has been essentially flat in rural areas but growing in urban areas, this data suggests there are different risk profiles between the geographic areas.”

Submit your data. Get these Metrics:

Occupancy | ADR by Payor Class (includes Managed Medicare) | Overall Revenue Trends | Skilled Mix | Quality Mix | Patient Day Mix

Frequently Asked Questions

 Is my identity protected?

All released data is reported in aggregate; we provide complete confidentiality with regard to non‐public individual property and company performance data.

NIC has never had any incident of non‐public company or property information being divulged, either of private or public companies.



 What is my resource commitment?

To make collecting operator data easy and efficient, NIC has engaged Prime Care Technologies (PCT)

Current clients of PCT using primeVIEW
can automate the delivery of data and presentation of reports.

Not a client of primeVIEW? NIC will also engage PCT, if the operator is willing, to set up the system to automate data delivery.  A subscription to primeVIEW is not required.