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SDAHO Long-Term Care Weekly Update June 10, 2022

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 June 6, 2022 Long-Term Care weekly update:

Please consider registering for our Rural Health Leaders Conference in Ft. Pierre July 12-13 and also consider sending your emergency preparedness planner to the pre-conference Crisis Standards of Care Tabletop Exercise.

State News
  • SD DSS Provider Enrollment Claim Submission Extension.

  • Starting June 1, 2022, the SD DOH will no longer be providing “Return to Work” letters.

Federal News
  • National Terrorism Advisory System Bulletin (6/7)

  • Reminder – More Blanket Waivers Terminated June 6th

  • HHS Extends American Rescue Plan Spending Deadline for States to Expand and Enhance Home- and Community-Based Services for People with Medicaid

  • CDC Strategy for Global Response to COVID-19 (2020-2023)

  • CDC Launches Heat Tracker. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released its newest version of the heat and health tracker, an interactive map showing the number of emergency room visits linked to heat in different counties on a weekly and daily basis.

  • CMS A Year in Review and Accomplishments

  • Electronic Visit Verification for Medicaid Home Health Care Services Requirement Reminder

  • Next Data Submission Period for the CAHPS® Home and Community-Based Services Survey: August 8–26, 2022.

  • Hospice Preview Reports Available on iQIES.

  • CMS Transitions Administrative Functions for HHA Enrollments and CHOWs.

  • Updated 2022 Spousal Impoverishment Standards.

  • NHSN LTCF COVID-19 Module:  Surveillance Pathways Updates Webinar Slides:  The slides from the LTCF COVID-19 Module.

  • Pathway Health Reports Top 10 Frequently Cited F-Tags as of June 8, 2022.

  • No Updates to CDC Healthcare Recommendations At This Time.

  • Bill on Veterans’ access to assisted living.

  • LeadingAge staff meetings with home health and hospice subject matter experts at CMS.

  • National Study Looks at Best Practices in Home Health, Hospice, & Personal Care.

  • Senate Bill Would Require Study on Nurse Staffing Agencies.

  • MPLC Licensing Article. The Motion Picture Licensing Corporation has compiled a resource on copyright compliance for aging services providers who play movies, music or TV in their settings.

  • LeadingAge comments on FY 2023 SNF PPS proposed rule

  • Mark Your Calendars for July 12th Crisis Standards of Care Tabletop Exercise – FREE EVENT the morning of our Rural Health Leaders Conference in Ft. Pierre.

  • SDAHO Distinguished Service Awards – Nominations now open!

  • Trends in Number of COVID-19 Vaccinations in the US.

  • KHN Article on Long COVID in Seniors

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Events This Month


30may11:00 am12:00 pmEmployee Accountability: How to Address Problem Behaviors and AttitudesSDAHO Webinar

30may11:00 am12:00 pmExploring an Evidence-based Toolkit and Tailoring Messages to Specific Audiences

30may11:30 am12:30 pmSerious Illness DiscussionMJHS Hospice and Palliative Care Webinar

30may12:00 pm1:00 pmOverview of Proposed IPPS Rule (FY) 2025AHA Webinar

31may9:00 am3:00 pmEmpowerED Leadership ConferenceSDAHEC Conference

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