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CMS & Arbitration Clauses: What Skilled Nursing Needs to Know

If you serve, plan to serve, or invest in skilled nursing properties that serve Medicare and Medicaid recipients, this is a good blog post to pay attention to. On September 24, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) released a final rule that increases regulations on nursing homes that care for Medicare and Medicaid residents, as the vast majority of…
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Cutting Skilled Nursing Medicare Reimbursement by 8%?

In July 2015, Rep. Kevin Brady (R-TX), the House Committee on Ways and Means Chairman, introduced a measure called the Medicare Post-Acute Care Value-Based Purchasing Act of 2015. Since that time, the bill has been under committee consideration, but just over a year later, the buzz around Washington indicates that the bill may come out of committee for a…
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Value-Based Payments Are Coming—And All Need to Pay Attention

The Honorable Mike Leavitt Shares His Insights at 2016 NIC Fall Conference After being sworn in as Health and Human Services Secretary under President George W. Bush, three-time Utah Governor Mike Leavitt was taken to an undisclosed location by “very serious men in black cars” to learn his duties of being in the line of succession to the presidency. One…
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A Deep Dive into the 2Q2016 NIC Skilled Nursing Data Report

On September 15, at the 2016 NIC Fall Conference, NIC released its 2Q2016 Skilled Nursing Data Report. The report includes key occupancy and revenue metrics from October 2011 through June 2016. In today’s blog post, I’ll walk you through the data. Occupancy Declined to a Five-Year Low After bouncing back in the first quarter of 2016, occupancy declined 123 basis…
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Facing Uncertainty, Looking to Opportunity

Jerry Doctrow Previews Session with Public Operator CEOs As featured in the August NIC Insider Newsletter Post-acute care is an industry in flux. While it takes in $59 billion each year in Medicare payments alone, payments are declining, and providers in the space are feeling pressure on their operating profits. “It’s a big business,” said Jerry Doctrow, principal at Robust…
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