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2017: The Year of Deregulation for the Skilled Nursing Industry

On Christmas Eve, the New York Times published an article describing measures the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) took during 2017 to reduce fines levied against skilled nursing properties. The skilled nursing industry may view this change as a welcome respite from real or perceived government over-regulation, especially in an era of downward pressure […]

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NIC Skilled Nursing Data: Downward Pressure on Occupancy Continues

Key Takeaways from the Third Quarter 2017 Report NIC has just released its third quarter 2017 Skilled Nursing Data Report, which includes key monthly data on skilled nursing metrics from October 2012 through September 2017. The current report is based on data collected monthly, but reported quarterly, from approximately 20 operators and 1,500 properties.  The […]

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How Could Advances in Alzheimer’s Research and Funding Potentially Impact the Demand for Services?

Though a cure for Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias remains elusive, progress is being made to slow the course of the disease and better treat its symptoms. These advances have the potential to affect the future demand for memory care services and facilities. A panel of experts at the 2017 NIC Fall Conference presented the […]

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Investments in Operations Hold Promise for Seniors Housing and Care

The 2017 NIC Fall Conference featured valuable programming content for stakeholders in the seniors housing and care industry. Throughout the conference, key themes emerged both on and off the stage. A frequent topic of discussion was the evolution of the skilled nursing industry, and more notably, the importance of efficient operations for success. Not only […]

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NIC Skilled Nursing Data: Key Takeaways from the Second-Quarter 2017 Report

NIC has just released its second quarter 2017 Skilled Nursing Data Report, which includes key monthly data points from July 2012 through June 2017. 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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