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SDAHO Long-Term Care Weekly Update December 30, 2022

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Updates for this week: December 30, 2022


  • SD DOH Sends CDC and HHS message to Increase COVID-19 Vaccination Among Older Adults in LTC Settings.
  • Influenza activity was at “WIDESPREAD” level in South Dakota for the week ending December 17, 2022.


  • CMS Nursing Home Stakeholder Meeting, January 5.
  • CMS Publishes Proposed MA Rules for CY2024 Requiring Plans to Use Same Coverage Criteria as FFS.
  • $1.7 Trillion Omnibus Bill Passes House.
  • CMS Releases Updated Medicare Telehealth Trends Data.
  • CDC Posts Agreement for Long-Term Care Providers Seeking to be Enrolled as Vaccinators.
  • Winter Playbook for Nursing Homes and Other Long-term Care Facilities to Manage COVID-19 and Protect Residents, Staff, and Visitors
  • U.S. Seeks to Reduce Homelessness by 25% by 2025.
  • AHRQ Releases Blog on Challenges and Opportunities in Home Health Quality Improvement.
  • CDC Health Action Network (HAN) Alert
  • CMS Fact Sheet on Adoption of Standards for Health Care Attachments Transactions and Electronic Signatures, and Modification to Referral Certification and Authorization Transaction Standard.
  • OIG Releases Mandated Analysis of Home Health Service Utilization from January 2016 Through March 2022.
  • Availability and Prioritization for Tamiflu.


  • Moving Forward Coalition Update.
  • Senators send letter to CMS and OIG on hospice fraud issues:
  • REMINDER: PRF Reporting Period 4 Begins January 1, LeadingAge Webinar on New Reporting Requirements on February 2.


  • NIC Releases the Wave 48 Survey Results.
  • ProPublica releases follow up article:
  • National Plan to address Alzheimer’s Disease
  • The Advisory Board Releases Consumer Tool About End-of-Life Conversations.
  • RIHC Release Data Finding HHAs Serve “Older, Sicker, and Poorer” Patients.
  • SDAHO January Education

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