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SDAHO Long-Term Care Weekly Update September 30, 2022

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Updates for this week:  September 30, 2022


  • SD DSS Implements Several Changes to Improve Dental Benefits
  • Medicaid is now contributing medication prescription claims and dental claims data to South Dakota Health Link.
  • op 10 Tags Cited in South Dakota for Nursing Facilities in 2022


  • CDC (finally) Releases Updated Healthcare Settings Recommendations
  • CMS shared its corresponding revised memos for visitation and testing addressing the updated CDC IPC guidance:
  • CLIA Labs have 30 Days to Comply with (QSO-22-25-CLIA)
  • CMS LTSS Open Door Forum
  • Biden-Harris Administration Makes More Medicare Nursing Home Ownership Data Publicly Available, Improving Identification of Multiple Facilities Under Common Ownership.
  • HIPAA Expansion to all ePHI.
  • CMS Announces Lower 2023 Medicare Premiums and Deductibles.
  • Final CY2023 Home Health Prospective Payment System Rule Goes to OMB.
  • Flu Vaccination Reporting.


  • Government Shutdown Likely to be Averted. Senate Sends Short Term Funding Bill to House.
  • New QuickCast: Preparing for the Evolving Home Health Environment.
  • New QuickCast: Preparing for the Evolving Hospice Environment.
  • Measure Application Partnership Recommends a total of 7 measures for Removal and 3 from Home Health.
  • September 30 Deadline for LeadingAge Quarterly Affordable Housing Survey.


  • New Phishing Alert: Be aware of a monkeypox-themed malspam campaign that is currently targeting healthcare providers.
  • Dementia Patients Have Fewer Hospitalizations in SNF But Access Hospice Less.
  • NIC Releases Wave 45 Survey Results.
  • Kaiser Health News Holding Event on COVID and Older Adults:
  • Report Finds Home-Based Palliative Care Cuts Risk of Hospital Death.
  • Ziegler Report – Resident Monthly Fee Increases:
  • PHI Report Outlines Steps to Help Home Care Providers Implement a Care Integration Senior Aide Program.



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