HomeLatest NewsLong Term Care NewsSDAHO Long-Term Care Weekly Update June 17, 2022

SDAHO Long-Term Care Weekly Update June 17, 2022

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In our June 17 Long-Term Care weekly update:

We have exciting news on the hospice and palliative care front. SDAHO has hired Michele Snyders (from Avera/Avel eCARE) as our new Hospice and Palliative Care program manager! She starts next week on June 23.

Federal News

  • NEW CMS MEMO – Surveys for compliance with Omnibus COVID-19 Health Care Staff Vaccination Requirements.
  • More Phase 4 Payments Being Distributed:
  • Resources from NHSN Webinar on Event-Level COVID-19 Vaccination Reporting Form
  • HHVBP Team Releases Podcast and Video Reviewing QAPI and Resources.
  • MACPAC Plan to Explore Nursing Home Staffing Issues
  • IRS Increases Standard Mileage Rate in Final Months of 2022.
  • HHS Guidance on HIPAA and Audio-Only Telehealth (6/13)
  • ONC Conducting Phone-Based Survey on SNF and Hospice Health IT
  • COVID-19–Associated Mortality Risk Among Long-Term Care Facility Residents and Community-Dwelling Adults Aged ≥65 Years
  • COVID-19 Cases and Hospitalizations Among Medicare Beneficiaries With and Without Disabilities in United States
  • OMB cleared the HH payment rule


  • CNA Training Lockout Bill Introduced in U.S. Senate.
  • LeadingAge sends letter of support on Expanding Veterans’ Options for Long Term Care
  • LeadingAge Meeting with DOL to Address Prevailing Wage Determinations for Foreign Nurses and National Apprenticeships
  • MedPAC Releases June 2022 Report to Congress: Medicare and the Health Care Delivery System
  • Get the funding information you need! Navigating the Employee Retention Credit.  On June 22 at 2:00 PM ET, the LeadingAge Learning Hub will offer a webinar focused on the nuances of the Employee Retention Credit for aging services providers, including processes and eligibility requirements
  • $1M LeadingAge grant will identify, advance actionable nursing home reform
  • Rep. Schakowsky Leads Efforts to Strengthen Funding to Support Health Care Professionals Who Care for Older Adults


  • CDC/NHSN Webinar on June 23rd from 1-2pm CST:  Up to Date surveillance definition change for COVID-19 Vaccination Modules.  Register in Advance
  • Attention emergency preparedness planners in your facility

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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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