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​ SDAHO Long-Term Care Weekly Update September 2, 2022

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Updates for this week:


  • SD Health Link Announces New Data Source:  South Dakota Health Link is excited to announce a new data source – SD Medicaid.
  • Summary of Medicaid State Plan Amendments for Community Health Workers.


  • CMS email outage over Labor Day weekend. 
  • CDC Health Advisory Alert: Variant Influenza Virus Infections
  • CDC COCA Call: 2022-2023 Influenza Vaccination Recommendations and Guidance on Coadministration with COVID-19 Vaccines
  • Medicaid Beneficiaries Who Use Long-Term Services and Supports
  • CNA Training Waiver Updates. On August 29, CMS released an update related to the CNA training waiver that was terminated in June
  • SNF VBP Webinar: On September 28, 2022, at 2:00 PM ET, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will host an educational webinar: Overview of Finalized SNF VBP Policies from the FY 2023 SNF PPS Final Rule.
  • FDA Overdose Prevention Framework
  • HRSA Provider Relief Funds – Reporting Period 3 (RP3) is Open until September 30, 2022
  • Biden-Harris Administration Proposes to Make Health Care Enrollment in Medicaid Easier for Millions of Americans.  (8/31)
  • CMS Updates Home Health Cost Reports


  • Less Than 2 Months from the 2022 Annual Meeting + EXPO
  • Shared Care Planning and Coordination Online Tool
  • Enhancing Frontline Nurse Management
  • Adult Day and HCBS Network Meeting Recap
  • Nursing Home Staffing Study Listening Session. A public listening session was held on August 29 on the Nursing Home Staff Study. Abt Associates, the CMS contractor conducting the study, gave a brief overview of study components, then used the majority of the 90 minute session for stakeholder feedback
  • September is National Workforce Development Month!
  • The Latest from the LTSS Center @UMASS Boston
  • Update: Free at-home COVID-19 tests for blind/low-vision people


  • ** SPECIAL OFFER **  SDAHO is partnering with Pathway Health to offer their on-line Geri-Res LTC Nurse Residency Program at a discount!!
  • American Medical Association Statement on COVID-19 Boosters
  • The importance of Medicaid for family caregiver and their loved ones
  • National Telehealth Resource Center for Policy 10 Year Anniversary Report
  • The Future of Home and Community Care, NEJM Article (8/30/22)
  • MA Plan Study Finds Social Determinants of Health Worsening
  • Apple Releases Security Updates for Multiple Products

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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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