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Economic Trends  |  Market Trends  |  Workforce

Jobs Increase by 223,000 in May 2018

By: Beth Mace  |  May 01, 2018

The Labor Department reported that there were 223,000 jobs created in the U.S. economy in May, well above the consensus expectation of 190,000. This followed a downwardly revised gain of 159,000 jobs in April (originally reported as 164,000) and an upwardly revised gain of 155,000 in March (originally reported as 135,000). The two-month revision was a positive 15,000 new jobs. After revisions and thus far five months into the year, payrolls gains have averaged 207,000 per month, up from 182,000 per month last year.

Market Trends  |  Senior Housing  |  Workforce

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

By: Beth Mace  |  April 25, 2018

NIC MAP® Data Service clients attended a webinar in mid-April on the key seniors housing data trends during the first quarter of 2018. Key takeaways included the following.

Economic Trends  |  Market Trends  |  Regulatory Environment  |  Senior Housing  |  Skilled Nursing

CMS Says Medicare Advantage Plans Can Offer More Benefits, and Seniors Housing Providers May Be the Real Beneficiaries

By: Liz Liberman  |  April 18, 2018

Each year the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announces adjustments to regulations and compensation for Medicare Advantage for the following year. Medicare Advantage (MA) providers then have a widow of time in which to submit to the federal government program designs for the following year's MA plans in compliance with the announced adjustments.

Economic Trends  |  Senior Housing  |  Skilled Nursing  |  Workforce

NIC to Present at 2018 Health Datapalooza

By: Bill Kauffman  |  April 11, 2018

Since its founding as a 501(c)(3) organization in 1991, NIC has consistently sought to deliver on its mission of enabling access and choice in seniors housing and care by attracting and educating private sector capital, especially institutional capital (primarily pension funds and endowments), about the demand for and investment opportunities in seniors housing and care. As healthcare transformation progresses, data and analytics is becoming critically important to provide insights to all stakeholders within the continuum of care including seniors housing and care.