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Economy Adds 304,000 Jobs in January

The Labor Department reported that there were a significant number of jobs added in January–304,000 and well above the consensus expectation of 172,000. This was the 100th consecutive month of job growth.  December was revised down to 222,000 from 312,000 and November was revised up to 196,000 from 176,000. The 800,000 Federal workers going unpaid […]

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Why seniorcare.nic.org Matters

As our healthcare system continues to shift from the  fee-for-service payment and delivery model to a value-based system, the seniors housing and skilled nursing sector will increasingly experience significant change. Not only policy, but demographic change, workforce issues, evolving consumer expectations and the dynamics of competitive markets are beginning to drive a period of disruption […]

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Economy Adds 2.64 million Jobs in 2018

Over the year, the U.S. economy added 2.64 million jobs, making it the third best year for job growth since the recession a decade ago and the third best year since 2000. The Labor Department also reported that there were 312,000 jobs created in the U.S. economy in December, well above the consensus expectation of […]

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The Implications of PDPM for Skilled Nursing

Medicare is changing the way skilled nursing operators are paid, effective October 2019. The new Patient-Driven Payment Model (PDPM) system replaces Resource Utilization Groups (RUGs) and will dramatically shift predictors of financial success, while raising new compliance concerns as operators change their business strategies to adapt. Skilled nursing investors, as well as owners, operators, and […]

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

Occupancy Edged Up To 82.2% in Q3 2018 Managed Medicare Revenue Mix Reached 10%  NIC released its third quarter 2018 Skilled Nursing Data Report last week, which includes key monthly data points from January 2012 through September 2018.  The report also includes the latest urban vs. rural comparative data points as well as revenue mix […]

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