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Five Key Takeaways from NIC’s Fourth Quarter 2018 Seniors Housing Data Release

NIC MAP® Data Service clients attended a webinar in mid-January on the key seniors housing data trends during the fourth quarter of 2018.  Key takeaways included the following: Takeaway #1:  Seniors Housing Occupancy Edges Up, but Remains Soft The all occupancy rate for seniors housing, which includes properties still in lease up, inched up to […]

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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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Continuing Care Retirement Communities: Regional Occupancy Performance, Part 1

Expanding on a recent NIC blog post that detailed care segment performance in the NIC MAP® 31 Primary Markets since the most recent Q42014 market cycle peak, and another blog post that went a step further and examined segment market fundamentals within Continuing Care Retirement Communities (CCRCs, also referred to as life plan communities) compared […]

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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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