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Continuing Care Retirement Communities, Part 2: Regional Occupancy Performance, Entrance Fee vs. Rental Payment Models

Expanding on a recent NIC Blog Post that detailed care segment occupancy across the NIC MAP® 99 Primary and Secondary Markets within Continuing Care Retirement Communities (CCRCs, also referred to as life plan communities) compared with those in non-CCRC freestanding or combined communities, the second installment of this two-part blog post examines the regional occupancy […]

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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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