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Speakers Challenge Conventional Thinking on the Future of Aging

Popular NIC Talks series returns to fall conference Today’s disruptive innovations often determine the future. Uber has upended the transportation business. Amazon changed retailing. The same holds true for the concept of aging. Disruptive innovations will change the future of the aging experience and drive how society responds to the needs of an aging population […]

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Medicaid Reimbursement Rates Draw Attention

Medicaid Reimbursement Rates Draw Attention At around $200 per day, Medicaid is the lowest priced payor source for skilled nursing properties. The American Health Care Association (AHCA), a trade association representing skilled nursing providers, has been calling on policy makers to address Medicaid reimbursement rates for years. Until recently, this concern did not draw significant […]

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State Medicaid Programs in Quite a State

The public discourse recently has narrowed on the big capital “R” reforms potentially coming down from the federal government on states regarding their Medicaid funding. Meanwhile,  states themselves have a lot on their plates regarding Medicaid, despite the uncertainty of the future of the program and its financing. Some states, like North Carolina and Kansas, […]

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NIC Skilled Nursing Data: Key Takeaways from the Fourth-Quarter 2016 Report

NIC has just released its fourth quarter 2016 Skilled Nursing Data Report, which includes key monthly data points from January 2012 through December 2016. The current report is based on data collected monthly, but reported quarterly, from approximately 20 operators and 1,500 properties.  The data represents national, aggregate figures.  However, NIC plans to grow the […]

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Innovating Senior Care: Collaborating Across Care Silos to Create Value

It may be counterintuitive, but collaboration with enterprises outside the real estate sector such as chronic and transitional care management, homecare, and care management technology services could be the key to unlock added value for seniors housing and care organizations. New care delivery models for frail seniors are emerging that integrate health and supportive services […]

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