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SDAHO Long-Term Care Weekly Update December 16, 2022

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Updates for this week:  December 16, 2022


  • Letter to US Governors from HHS Secretary on COVID, Flu and RSV Resources
  • South Dakota Ranks #2 in the US for Residents in Nursing Homes Who Are Up to Date with their COVID vaccine!
  • SD DOH Priority Health Indicator Assessment
  • Check your authorized COVID-19 at-home tests expiration dates. 


  • HHS single dose vials of COVID vaccine now available
  • COVID-19 Vaccination and Therapeutics LTC Toolkit
  • CDC Health Advisory:  (12/14) Interim guidance for clinicians to prioritize antiviral treatment of influenza in the setting of reduced availability of Oseltamivir
  • Congressional Progress on FY23 Spending Bills
  • Hospice CAHPS Exemption Deadline December 31, 2022
  • Senate Companion Legislation Introduced to Increase Access to Services from APRNs
  • MedPAC Recommends a 3% Reduction to Medicare SNF Payments for FY2024
  • OSHA Submits Final Rule for OMB Review Concerning Occupational Exposure to COVID-19 in Healthcare Settings


  • HHS-LeadingAge and AHCA Partnership to Increase Bivalent Booster Uptake by Nursing Home Residents
  • Katie Smith Sloan & Dorothy Davis Author Op-ed on Critical Role of Home Care
  • New LeadingAge Workforce Crisis Resource Document
  • LeadingAge participates in Congressional roundtable
  • LeadingAge and Hospice Community Joins Listening Session with OIG.


  • CFPB Consumer Resource on Caregivers and Nursing Home Debt
  • Essential Components of Fall Management and Injury Prevention Training

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