Addressing the Growth in Medicare Advantage Plans: An Interview with Kim Saylor

May 07, 2018

In the April edition of The Capital Issue, we detailed the recent growth in Medicare Advantage (MA) plans and examined how long-term care facilities are dealing with the changes. Given the attractiveness and the increasing prevalence of MA plans, operators will have no choice but to proactively manage their resident population to mitigate the risks …Read More

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Reconsidering Reimbursement: Medicare Advantage Plans Gain Momentum

April 11, 2018 | Bradley Granger, Adam Walter, Husam Atari

It is no secret that long-term care facilities rely heavily on government reimbursement programs, such as Medicare, to keep the residents well-cared for and the doors open. As such, any change to reimbursement rates and structures can have profound effects on senior living facilities across the country. Below, we take a look at the recent …Read More

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Making Long-Term Care Intelligent: AI Provides Cost-Saving Solutions that Improve the Quality of Care

March 13, 2018 | Conner Girdley

Owners and operators of long-term care facilities (LTCs) are getting serious about finding solutions to the critical challenges they face. Among them include the high employee turnover rate, increasing regulations, shrinking budgets, and the growing aging population. These issues are compounded by the endless pressure to provide patient-centered care while meeting the demands of the …Read More

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2018 Seniors Housing and Health Care Market Outlook

February 12, 2018 | Steven W. Kennedy Jr., Mike Hargrave

The past 12 months have provided a challenging operating environment within the health care market, especially the seniors housing and care sector. New supply growth within the seniors housing sector has constrained occupancy and the skilled nursing sector has experienced several dislocations, all while the property transactions market has remained active. While 2017 was a …Read More

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Tax Reform and its Impact on Health Care and Senior Living Finance

January 08, 2018 | Steven W. Kennedy Jr., Kyle W. Hemminger

Tax reform had a wild ride in 2017. Reform advocates were bullish as the year began, citing one-party control of Washington, a president willing to take risks, and a speaker of the house with a detailed plan as reasons why a package would pass by March. By mid-year, following multiple failed attempts to repeal Obamacare …Read More

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Medicaid Block Grants and the Prospective Effects on States

December 11, 2017 | Steven W. Kennedy Jr., Bradley Granger, Kelly Parnell

In the last edition of The Capital Issue, we detailed Medicaid spending trends and explored how recent block grant proposals would affect health care providers. In this issue, we examine the effects of block granting on states in general while also providing a detailed analysis focused on three specific states—Illinois, Michigan and Ohio. There is no doubt that …Read More

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Merging Innovative Design and Practical Finance

August 14, 2017 | Aaron Becker

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) holds a juried competition each year that bestows awards on senior living design projects that meet or exceed industry norms in significant ways. The projects are highlighted in AIA’s Design for Aging Review. The competition and publication give architects and providers an opportunity to demonstrate innovative solutions that improve …Read More

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Providers Prepare for MACRA

June 12, 2017 | Michael Ashley, Henry Tracy

Since The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA) was signed into law, uncertainty has loomed over Medicare providers. The Act is slated for implementation on January 1, 2019, and will use clinician performance data from 2017 in determining payment for future reimbursement. The law passed with strong bipartisan support as it effectively …Read More

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Gaining Momentum: Promoting and Developing Affordable Assisted Living

April 10, 2017 | Brett T. Murphy, Steven W. Kennedy Jr.

In recent years, increasing attention is being paid to the financial challenges of the impending silver tsunami of Baby Boomers approaching retirement. Simply put, their fiscal outlook is bleak. In regard to retirement savings, too many will have not enough. For the seniors housing and care industry, the time is now to invest in and …Read More

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2017 Seniors Housing and Care Market Outlook

February 13, 2017 | Steven W. Kennedy Jr., Mike Hargrave

The past 12 months have been quite eventful for the health care market, especially the seniors housing and care sector. There have been massive deals, real estate investment trust (REIT) divestitures of skilled nursing facilities (SNFs), concerns of overbuilding and changes in payor mix. While there are a number of uncertainties regarding the health care …Read More

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