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A First Look at the 2017 NIC Spring Investment Forum

Setting business strategies for an unclear future continues to challenge many in seniors housing and care. It’s an issue that multiple sessions at the 2017 NIC Spring Investment Forum, March 22–24 in San Diego, CA, will address. “It begins to sound like a broken record, but for years we’ve been anticipating this vast tidal wave of aging seniors,” said NIC…
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Are More Skilled Nursing Consolidations in Our Future?

Skilled nursing operators—and those who invest in the sector—are no strangers to challenges. Over the past few years, government, payor, and operator initiatives across the country have been working to create a new health care delivery and payment system, and these initiatives are expected to continue for the foreseeable future. In fact, some industry leaders suggest that it could be…
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GAO Investigation Reveals Margins Highest among For-Profits, Chains

The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) concluded an investigation into data from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) on nursing homes, staffing practices, and financial performance by recommending that CMS make such data more easily accessible by the public and ensure the data’s validity. In the course of the investigation, the GAO revealed insights about margins and operations…
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Skilled Nursing’s Ruby Slippers

Panelists Discuss Post-Acute Strategies at NIC Fall Conference With so much uncertainty about the changing health care payment and delivery system, can operators create new successful business strategies that attract investment, or is that just a dream on the far side of the rainbow? It’s a question that panelists discussed during the session titled, “Somewhere Over the Rainbow: Where Winning…
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CMS & Arbitration Clauses: What Skilled Nursing Needs to Know

If you serve, plan to serve, or invest in skilled nursing properties that serve Medicare and Medicaid recipients, this is a good blog post to pay attention to. On September 24, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) released a final rule that increases regulations on nursing homes that care for Medicare and Medicaid residents, as the vast majority of…
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