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Long-Term Care Weekly Update April 11, 2022

The South Dakota Association of Healthcare Organizations (SDAHO) is excited to announce an exclusive resource for members, our long-term care (LTC) weekly update.

Each week, through our Unified Voice Newsletter, recipients will receive an overview of state, federal, policy and additional issues impacting post-acute care. Each story will include a direct link to a more complete overview where readers can find more information on topics relevant to their needs.

In our April 11th Long-Term Care weekly update

State News 

  • Information relating to the funding the Legislature appropriated during the 2022 Legislative Session from DHS.  Letter of intent attached. 6% On-Going Funding for Providers (FY 2023)
  • One-Time 20.3% Nursing Home Rate Increase (Fiscal Year 2022)
  • 10% Enhanced HCBS FMAP

Federal News

  • Public Health Emergency Extended to Mid-July 2022. Federal health officials have emphasized that they will give at least 60 days’ notice before ending the emergency designation.
  • SNF PPS Proposed Rule Released: Around 4:30pm on Monday April 11, CMS released the Fiscal Year (FY) Skilled Nursing Facility Prospective Payment System Proposed Rule (CMS 1765-P).
    • A fact sheet on the FY 2023 SNF PPS proposed rule, available.
    • FY 2023 SNF PPS proposed rule, available
  • White House Announces Initiative on Medical Debt
  • HRSA Releases More Funds:  The Health Resources and Services Administration, on 4/13, released another $1.75 billion in Provider Relief Fund “Phase 4” payments to providers who experienced revenue losses and expenses related to the COVID-19 pandemic based on changes in operating revenues and expenses from July 1, 2020, to March 31, 2021
  • CMS Announces Cross-Cutting Initiatives
  • CMS Hospice Public Reporting Key Dates for Hospices
  • MACPAC Releases Updated Medicaid Statute and Regulations Guide
  • Demographic Post-Acute Care Data Transition from ASPEN/iQIES to PECOS

LeadingAge

  •  LeadingAge Joins LTC Providers in Asking DOL Implement a Streamlined Wage Determination Process for Foreign Nurses.
  • ACL puts out fact sheet on the PHE unwinding
  • Provider Relief Late Report Request Form Available
  • LeadingAge comments on OASIS-E changes in home health
  • Update on Home Health U537F Assigning in Error on NOAs
  • Hospice Proposed Rule Calls

Other Information

  • KFF puts out new resource on ending of the PHE.
  • Dementia education for building management staff

For SDAHO members interested in reading the long-term care weekly update in its entirety, please click here. Sign in to the member portal and you will be redirected to the member only LTC update!

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