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The Costs of Clinical Risk
2/5/2016

The Costs of Clinical Risk

The nursing home industry has often been described as one of the most regulated industries in the country. This is not surprising, as nursing homes care for the most fragile individuals within the health care spectrum and are predominately reimbursed through government programs. The financial instability that can arise as a result of clinical and operational risk can affect refinancing efforts in various ways, which explains why risk management is a major area of focus for nursing home providers.

On the Rise: How Three Hospitals Improved Their Fiscal Outlooks
2/4/2016

On the Rise: How Three Hospitals Improved Their Fiscal Outlooks

The last several years have been challenging for hospitals, as uncertainty regarding the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and a narrowing in operating profitability became the norm. In 2015, however, the three major credit rating agencies (CRAs) presented refreshingly optimistic reports, particularly for the larger providers, citing strong revenue growth, continued cost containment, greater clarity with respect to the ACA and industry trends (e.g., consolidation and technology) as reasons for the positive momentum.

2015 Seniors Housing and Care Survey
2/3/2016

2015 Seniors Housing and Care Survey

In December of 2015, Lancaster Pollard sent an online survey to approximately 4,000 leaders at seniors housing and care facilities throughout the U.S. Over the course of two weeks, 295 respondents completed the online survey. The survey has a 95% confidence level and a confidence interval of 5.68, meaning that the differences in responses of 6 percentage points or more are statistically significant.

2016 Housing Outlook: Federal Boost, Affordability Problems Persist
2/2/2016

2016 Housing Outlook: Federal Boost, Affordability Problems Persist

Take the good with the bad. As far as mantras go, that’s an appropriate one for the affordable housing industry as 2016 begins. With several years of budget shortfalls and sequestration in the rearview mirror, and a presidential election and changing interest rate environment on the road ahead, the housing industry begins the year with reasons to be thankful and reasons to be concerned.

A New Kind of Memory Care: The Grove at Oakleaf Village
2/1/2016

A New Kind of Memory Care: The Grove at Oakleaf Village

Putting together a financing is a massive undertaking. From project conception to the final signatures at the closing table, the process is complicated and time-consuming. Those who work on the transactions and are immersed in the day-to-day details often have little time to reflect on the tangible results of a completed project. Once the closing bell rings and a deep breath is exhaled, it’s time to move on to the next financial structure.