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SDAHO Long-Term Care Weekly Update November 4, 2022

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Updates for this week:  November 4, 2022


  • Remember to VOTE on Tuesday, November 8th!
  • Electronic Visit Verification – SD Medicaid Home Health Services.
  • SD State Loan Repayment Program Update.
  • SD DSS November 2022 Medicaid Payroll Changes


  • Final Home Health PPS Rule Published; Cut Reduced by Half.
  • Coding for Chaplain Services APPROVED!
  • CMS releases qualitative report on Medicare Value Based Insurance Design Model .
  • CMS Home Health, Hospice, and DME Open Door Forum Announced.
  • CDC Webinar on Enhanced Barrier Precautions in Nursing Homes.


  • DHS to Supplement H-2B Cap with Nearly 65,000 Additional Visas for Fiscal Year 2023
  • Just Released: LeadingAge Ziegler 200.
  • The New MDS V1.18.11: Are You Prepared?
  • MDS Webinar in the LeadingAge Learning Hub.
  • LeadingAge Meeting with White House COVID Team.


  • New Phishing Alert: Be aware of a monkeypox-themed malspam campaign that is currently
  • Department of Labor Resources on Workplace Stress.
  • Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Outpatient Treatment of COVID-19
  • COVID-19’s Lasting Impact on the Body
  • National Governor’s Association, “Addressing Wages of the Direct Care Workforce Through Medicaid Policies” paper
  • Upcoming Education

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Events This Month


20may11:00 am12:00 pmAddressing Public Misperceptions About Palliative Care

21may12:00 pm1:00 pmTrauma-Informed Care: Why It’s Important and How to Implement It into PracticeCAPC Webinar

21may12:00 pm1:00 pmFinance Fundamentals for Hospitals (Hospital Financial series Part 2)SDAHO Webinar

22may12:00 pm1:00 pmLTC Town Hall: Understanding Enhanced Barrier PrecautionsWebinar

23may12:00 pm1:30 pmInfection Prevention: Guiding Hospitals Toward Effective, Compliant, and Sustainable SolutionsSDAHO Webinar

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