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A Closer Look at the 1Q2016 NIC Skilled Nursing Data Report

NIC released its Skilled Nursing Data Report on June 21, 2016. This is the second release of the report and includes key monthly data points from October 2011 through March 2016. In this week’s blog post, we’ll take a closer look at the release and provide a detailed analysis. Occupancy Increased Quarter-Over-Quarter Occupancy increased in January and February of 2016…
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Nursing Home Residents Getting Younger

By Liz Liberman, Health Care Analyst, NIC The population of younger nursing home residents is on the rise, according to the National Center for Health Statistics. This population includes young adults with disabilities and adults between the ages of 65 and 74. In fact, the latter population has grown from 13% of all nursing home residents in 2000 to 14.9%…
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Securing Hospital Relationships

Hospital relationships are a critical component for success within the current post-acute care (PAC) environment. With hospitals now more willing than ever to listen, building these relationships should be one of the top priorities for skilled nursing providers and other PAC providers. Most likely, a partnership is the approach to take, rather than simply a referral source engagement. To be…
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Giving CMS’ Five-Star Quality Rating System a Second Look: Part II

By Liz Liberman, Health Care Analyst, NIC Part II: The Controversy CMS’ Five-Star Quality Rating System for nursing care properties continues to be a hot topic in skilled nursing. As hospital systems and investors increasingly use it to identify potential partnerships and investments, it’s important to understand what goes into the rating a property receives. In this second of a…
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Giving CMS’ Five-Star Quality Rating System a Second Look

By Liz Liberman, Health Care Analyst, NIC Part I: History, Developments, and an In-Depth Dive CMS’ Five-Star Quality Rating System for nursing care properties continues to be a hot topic in skilled nursing. As hospital systems and investors increasingly use it to identify potential partnerships and investments, it’s important to understand what goes into the rating a property receives. In…
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