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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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November Unemployment Rate Unchanged at Lowest Level in Nearly 50 Years

The unemployment rate remained low at 3.7% in November, which is the lowest rate since December 1969. The jobless rate remains well below the rate of what is generally believed to be the “natural rate of unemployment” of 4.5%, which suggests that upward pressure on wage rates will continue. Further indications that this is in […]

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