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2018 Seniors Housing and Health Care Market Outlook
2/12/2018

2018 Seniors Housing and Health Care Market Outlook

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 year of challenges, data suggests the market may stabilize in 2018. We take a look at recent market data to shed light on the past 12 months, identify trends, and provide a big picture analysis of what the industry looks like as 2018 unfolds. 

Transitioning to Value-Based Reimbursement
2/12/2018

Transitioning to Value-Based Reimbursement

In an ever-evolving environment, hospitals and health care systems in the United States are steering away from a fee-for-service (FFS) model. While FFS has exhibited value, it also has the potential to create perverse incentives. Recognizing the incentive problems with FFS, the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) introduced several models over the past few years that have challenged participants in the health care system. 

2/12/2018

Lancaster Pollard Promotes Dopoulos to Senior Managing Director

Lancaster Pollard has announced that Jason Dopoulos has been promoted to senior managing director. Dopoulos has been with the firm since 2007 and has managed the firm’s health care bankers in the Southwest since 2013. As part of his new role, he will now oversee banking efforts for the Northwest as well.

2018 Seniors Housing and Care Survey
2/10/2018

2018 Seniors Housing and Care Survey

In December of 2017, 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, 386 respondents completed the online survey. The survey has a 95% confidence level and a confidence interval of 4.7, meaning that the differences in responses of 5 percentage points or more are statistically significant.  

Magnolia Grand: Live the Grand Life
2/9/2018

Magnolia Grand: Live the Grand Life

At Magnolia Grand, residents have full control over what their day will bring. Each day is as active, inspiring and independent as a resident wants it to be. The facility fosters an active senior lifestyle that promotes privacy and dignity.

2/8/2018

Kevin Oakley to Represent North and South Carolina for Lancaster Pollard

Lancaster Pollard has announced that Kevin Oakley will lead investment banking efforts for clients in North Carolina and South Carolina. Lancaster Pollard, a subsidiary of ORIX USA Corporation, helps health care and senior living providers expand and improve their services by delivering a full range of investment banking, mortgage banking, private equity, balance sheet financing and M&A advisory services.

1/18/2018

Lancaster Pollard Adds Adam Zeiger as Managing Director to M&A Group

Lancaster Pollard has hired Adam Zeiger as a managing director with the firm’s mergers and acquisitions (M&A) group. Zeiger will lead business development efforts for the firm’s growing sell-side and buy-side advisory services for seniors housing and care properties.  

Tax Reform and its Impact on Health Care and Senior Living Finance
1/8/2018

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

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 and a litany of oxygen-sucking scandals, tax reform passing in 2017 suddenly seemed far-fetched. That outlook changed again, however, as the year ended with a mad dash by the GOP to notch a legislative win. The result was a comprehensive tax reform bill on the president’s desk by Christmas. Below, we take a look at key provisions in the bill and detail how seniors housing and health care providers looking for capital financing in 2018 can be prepared for the impending changes.

New Final Rule Requirements Move Forward
1/7/2018

New Final Rule Requirements Move Forward

As reported in a previous article in The Capital Issue, “Focusing on Patient Care: The Final Rule,” Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has recently implemented the second phase (Phase Two) of the 700-page rule for skilled nursing facilities (SNFs), commonly referred to as either “The Final Rule” or the “Requirements of Participation.” 


Medicaid Block Grants and the Prospective Effects on States
12/11/2017

Medicaid Block Grants and the Prospective Effects on States

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.