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AllyAlign CEO: I-SNPs Will Form ‘Permanent Pillar’ in Changing Skilled Nursing World

The exponential growth of Medicare Advantage (MA), with its lower reimbursements and greater length-of-stay pressure, has been a thorn in the side of many skilled nursing providers. As part of a bid to wrest back control, SNFs are increasingly looking to become insurance providers, driving the growth of individualized Medicare Advantage options as they move […]

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Juniper, Marquis Execs: Launching a Medicare Advantage Plan is Daunting, Rewarding

Launching a Medicare Advantage (MA) insurance plan is a huge undertaking for a senior living provider. However, the work and risks involved could be worthwhile, considering recent changes to the MA program and trends shaping the senior living industry — and some organizations are taking the leap, starting their own plans and creating a template […]

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How Senior Living Providers Can Profit as Medicare Advantage Gains Momentum

There is likely significant financial upside for senior living providers who embrace care coordination and Medicare Advantage (MA) — and a potential big risk for those that don’t. That was the central argument posed in a panel discussion at the National Investment Center for Seniors Housing & Care (NIC) spring conference in San Diego.

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New Senior Living Consortium to Launch Medicare Advantage Network

In a bold move that could give senior housing operators a template for increasing their revenue and power within the care continuum, four companies are teaming up for a big bet on Medicare Advantage. Operators Christian Living Communities (of Englewood, Colorado), Juniper Communities (Bloomfield, New Jersey) and Ohio Living (Columbus, Ohio), and managed services partner […]

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Poised To Take The New Payment Leap

Long term care providers are entering into a time of serious decision making on how best to embrace the opportunities and challenges that alternative payment models offer. By Patrick Connole As the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) aggressively pursues value-based payments over traditional fee-for-service (FFS) contracting, the stage seems to be set for […]

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