NIC discussion tackles retail clinics, PPACA and post-acute care partnerships
By Murray W. Wolf
It was a panel discussion that couldn’t have happened 10 years ago. The topics covered in the opening general session of the recent National Investment Center for the Seniors Housing Industry (NIC) Regional Conference would have seemed in early 2004 to be about as incomprehensible as fracking, selfies and three Boston Red Sox World Series Championships in a decade.
And, aside from an investment banker, even the panelists and their employers would have been bewildering choices for a NIC conference back then: an advisory firm specializing in understanding and complying with a sweeping federal healthcare law, a third-party healthcare consulting and technology company willing to bear financial risk for its clients’ cost control efforts, and – perhaps most far-fetched of all – a retail drug store chain that has become one of the nation’s largest primary care providers.
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