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

– Urban vs. rural occupancy trends diverge – Medicaid revenue mix nearly 50%   NIC has just released its fourth quarter 2017 Skilled Nursing Data Report, which now includes urban vs. rural trends, along with revenue mix by payor source. In addition to key monthly data on skilled nursing metrics, it includes time-series data from […]

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Initial Move-in Rates for Independent Living Fall Below Year-Earlier Levels in Q4 2017

 The NIC Map Data Service recently released national benchmark data through year-end 2017 for actual rates and leasing velocity.  Key takeaways include: Average initial move-in rates were below average asking rates for both independent living and assisted living properties, with monthly spreads larger for assisted living properties throughout the entire reported period. As of December […]

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Institutional Capital Drives Transaction Volume Higher in 2017

Nursing care prices fall Updated transactions dollar volume for 2017 shows an increase from 2016 as the institutional buyer, comprised of mostly equity funds that manage pension money or other types of institutional money, played a major role in higher volume. A trend has emerged over the past couple years in which institutional buyers have […]

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How to Boost Market Performance and Penetration Rates

As 2018 continues to unfold, construction pipelines are expected to remain full.  Near-record low occupancy levels in assisted living will remain tested, while occupancy pressures will grow in independent living as well. In markets today with an unfavorable supply/demand imbalance, growing demand penetration rates could help offset supply pressures. So, how can operators grow their […]

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Do New Bundles Leave Post-Acute Care Out of the Driver’s Seat?

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently announced a new, voluntary bundled payment program, designed to curb Medicare costs for 32 different medical episodes by paying providers a single payment per episode. The new program puts hospitals and physicians in the driver’s seat, enabling them to select or convene care delivery partners and […]

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