NIC | CARES BLOG
A place for connections, analysis, research, and education on seniors housing and care

NIC Skilled Nursing Data Report: Key Takeaways from the First Quarter 2019

First year-over-year occupancy increase since January 2015 Managed Medicare revenue mix reaches time-series high of 12.1%, higher in urban areas NIC released its first quarter 2019 Skilled Nursing Data Report last week, which includes key monthly data points from January 2012 through March 2019. Here are some key takeaways from the report: Occupancy has been […]

Read Post ›

Investor Summit Jump Starts Conversation for More Middle-Market Seniors Housing: A Three-Part Series

Part I—Equity Investors Weigh in on How to Make the Numbers Work Facing a shortage of seniors housing and care options for the growing numbers of middle-income seniors based on new research, NIC convened an investor summit May 21 in New York City. The summit brought together industry stakeholders to brainstorm ideas to create innovative […]

Read Post ›

Health Affairs launches “The Forgotten Middle”

As Alan Weil, Health Affairs Editor-in-chief stated, “This is a pretty scary reality that’s coming towards us.” It was an appropriate sentiment, as the nation’s leading peer-reviewed health policy journal released a groundbreaking new study, commissioned and funded by NIC, and shared with the world its unsettling findings. Addressing a room full of media and policy […]

Read Post ›

NIC Skilled Nursing Data Report: Key Takeaways from the Fourth Quarter 2018

Occupancy in Narrow Range Since April 2018  Managed Medicare Revenue Mix Now at 11%  NIC released its fourth quarter 2018 Skilled Nursing Data Report last week, which includes key monthly data points from January 2012 through December 2018.  The report also includes the latest urban vs. rural comparative data points as well as revenue mix trends.  Here are some key takeaways from the report:  Occupancy […]

Read Post ›

CMS Says Medicare Advantage Plans Can Offer More Benefits, and Seniors Housing Providers May Be the Real Beneficiaries

Each year the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announces adjustments to regulations and compensation for Medicare Advantage for the following year. Medicare Advantage (MA) providers then have a widow of time in which to submit to the federal government program designs for the following year’s MA plans in compliance with the announced adjustments. […]

Read Post ›
August NIC Insider Now Available Read Now »