A Pandmeic Initiative In spring 2020, responding to the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, NIC launched numerous initiatives to help senior living leaders understand and improve their responses to the crisis. Given the pace of change impacting the industry, NIC began to produce a high volume of relevant and timely data and analysis more frequently than ever before. In just a few months, NIC produced an entire suite of resources aimed at improving access to data and analysis relevant to the impact of COVID-19 on the senior housing and care industry. Part of that effort was to release the NIC Intra-Quarterly Snapshot reports, which, like several other pandemic-related NIC initiatives, is still being produced today.
Updated November 23, 2021 (original blog posted June 29, 2021). The primary tool CMS has for enforcing care standards at skilled nursing properties are civil monetary penalties (CMPs), which are essentially fines for facilities found to be out of compliance with CMS care standards. Based on a national average, CMS penalties for skilled nursing properties had been on the rise from 2016 to the third quarter of 2019.
“Lead volumes are improving. In Wave 34 of the survey, one-third of organizations report lead volumes reaching pre-pandemic levels (33%), up from just one-fifth back in April 2021 (20%). During the pandemic new construction lending had slowed sharply. A recent increase in construction lending is reflected in the Wave 34 survey where 41% of respondent organizations now expect their development pipelines to increase.
NIC Analytics recently released the 2Q2021 NIC Lending Trends report, a free report available now. The quarterly report tracks over $86.9 billion in senior housing and nursing care loans including construction loans, mini-perm/bridge loans, and permanent loans from the third quarter of 2016 through the second quarter of 2021. The NIC Lending Trends Report helps to deliver on NIC’s mission to enable access and choice by further enhancing transparency of capital market trends in the senior housing and care sector. Below are a few key takeaways from the NIC Lending Trends Report for second quarter 2021. Access the full report on nic.org.