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CMS’ Drive for Innovation Has Operators Paying Attention

The push toward value-based purchasing by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) means significant changes for operators, said Ray Thivierge, a well-known and respected skilled nursing industry leader. He moderated “The Ever-Changing World of Skilled Nursing: The Impact of CMS Initiatives,” a session at the 2016 NIC Fall Conference in September. The session’s panelists were: Trissie Copses Farr, senior…
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Giving CMS’ Five-Star Quality Rating System a Second Look: Part II

By Liz Liberman, Health Care Analyst, NIC Part II: The Controversy CMS’ Five-Star Quality Rating System for nursing care properties continues to be a hot topic in skilled nursing. As hospital systems and investors increasingly use it to identify potential partnerships and investments, it’s important to understand what goes into the rating a property receives. In this second of a…
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Giving CMS’ Five-Star Quality Rating System a Second Look

By Liz Liberman, Health Care Analyst, NIC Part I: History, Developments, and an In-Depth Dive CMS’ Five-Star Quality Rating System for nursing care properties continues to be a hot topic in skilled nursing. As hospital systems and investors increasingly use it to identify potential partnerships and investments, it’s important to understand what goes into the rating a property receives. In…
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