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Florida Nursing Homes Required to Make Big Investments in Emergency Preparedness within 60 Days

The tragic deaths of eight nursing home residents in Hollywood, Fla., in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma prompted a number of policy changes. Legislation was introduced requiring seniors housing facilities to have emergency power sources for five days in the event of a power outage. Florida Governor Rick Scott announced an immediate rule requiring similar […]

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The Case for Small Reforms within Long-Term and Post-Acute Care

While major reforms of the Affordable Care Act, such as those proposed by the Trump administration and Republican leaders in Congress are sure to have an impact on the post-acute and long-term care industry–if passed–by dedicating all our attention to the big “what ifs”, we may be ignoring the trees for the forest. This commentary […]

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Skilled Nursing Environment Calls for Strategic Responses

While the skilled nursing sector faces challenging headwinds, it also offers a number of distinct opportunities which were outlined at the recent 2017 NIC Spring Investment Forum. Several educational sessions addressed market conditions and how operators can boost values by measuring outcomes and partnering with other health care providers.

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Yes, the Value-based Care Revolution Is Still Underway

Policies governing health care provisions appear to be changing yet again, as legislators in Washington continue to debate strategies and plans.  But the sometimes contentious discussions often overlook a key point of agreement: the cost of care must be reduced while outcomes improve, especially for frail seniors.

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