HomeLatest NewsLong Term Care NewsSDAHO Long-Term Care Weekly Update September 16, 2022

SDAHO Long-Term Care Weekly Update September 16, 2022

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Updates for this week: 


  • Reminders:  Absentee Voting begins September 23.  Voter registration deadline is October 24.  Election day is November 8!


  • ROPs Update for Nursing Homes
  • HRSA issues 10th batch of Phase 4 PRF payments and add 5th reporting period
  • Updated COVID-19 Vaccines Providing Protection Against Omicron Variant Available at No Cost
  • HUD Releases FY 2023 Fair Market Rents
  • IMPROVE Nursing Homes Act
  • The House Introduces the “Ensuring Seniors’ Access to Quality Care Act”, which addresses the CNA Lock-out issue
  • CMS Hosting Hospice Quality Reporting Program Forum
  • Legislation Introduced to Increase Access to Services from APRNs
  • Improving Seniors’ Timely Access to Care Act of 2021
  • CMS Releases Medicare Telehealth Trends Data
  • NHSN Webinar September 21


  • Ladders and Lattices: Grow the Aging Services Workforce.
  • New Learning Hub QuickCasts Available
  • LeadingAge Submits Comment Asking CMS to Release Hospice and Home Health Ownership Data
  • Senate Hearing Builds Support for Legislation to Address Health Care Workforce Crisis.
  • LeadingAge Joins Letter to Congress Supporting Extending Telehealth Waivers.
  • Bipartisan, bicameral bill on nursing workforce introduced.
  • Legislation Introduced to Improve Public Disclosure of Nursing Home Medical Directors.
  • CMS Listening Session on Emergency Preparedness.


  • Where Am I, Where Do I Go: The Missing Entry Point to Long-Term Care Solutions for Older Adults and Their Caregivers
  • American Hospital Association – Current State of Hospital Finances Fall 2022 Update
  • ACL Webinar on Equity and Caregiver Support Related to Alzheimer’s

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Events This Month


23apr10:00 am3:00 pmCreating a Culture of Safety: Proactive Strategies for Reducing and Preventing Workplace ViolenceSDAHO EVENT

23apr12:00 pm1:00 pmEnhancing Safety and Security Measures in Health CareAHA Webinar

24apr1:30 pm2:30 pmPreparing for the Survey Revisit, CMPs and Appeals (LTC Survey series)SDAHO Webinar

25apr11:00 am12:00 pmWE ARE… in Pain: A Program of Inclusive Research on Osteoarthritis Pain in African American Older AdultsCenter of Geriatric Nursing Excellence

25apr11:30 am12:30 pmDepression and Anxiety in the Seriously IllMJHS Hospice and Palliative Care Webinar

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