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SDAHO Long-Term Care Weekly Update Feb 3, 2023

Each week, through our Unified Voice Newsletter, recipients will receive an overview of state, federal, policy and additional issues impacting post-acute care. Each story will include a direct link to a more complete overview where readers can find more information on topics relevant to their needs.

Updates for this week:


  • Updates from Pierre
  • SD DOH Community Conversations


  • Public Health Emergency (PHE) to End on May 11
  • CMS Releases Revisions to the State Operations Manual for Hospice Surveys.
  • USCIS Releases New Strategic Plan Dedicated to Strengthening Immigration Policies, Workforce Investments and Enhancing Organizational Capability.
  • “Welcome Corps” Refugee Resettlement Program Resources
  • CMS Releases Guidance for New Provider Type Rural Emergency Hospital That May Provide SNF Care
  • Federal Poverty Guidelines updates include significant jump.
  • White House Releases “Blueprint for a Renter Bill of Rights” Amidst Effort to Improve Quality of Life for Renters
  • State Health Official Letter: New Requirements for Unwinding from COVID-19 Public Health Emergency State Activities for Medicaid and CHIP. 
  • Hospice CAHPS Survey Data Submission Deadline February 8
  • January 2023 Pre-Implementation Performance Reports (PIPRs) for Home Health Value Based Purchasing Available in iQIES.
  • Weekly MMWR from CDC Specific to Nursing Home Residents:
  • CMS Finalizes Rule Requiring MA organizations to pay back overpayments from prior years.
  • CMS Updates Provider Specific Waiver Information.
  • CMS Resources on Strengthening the Direct Care Workforce


  • LeadingAge Leadership Summit – Registration is now Open! 
  • All Hands-on Deck – Progress Slows but LeadingAge Members Outpace All Nursing Homes.
  • LeadingAge Met with CMS on Home Health Payment Data Release
  • Members of Senate and House Introduce Bill to Invest in HCBS and Address Workforce Crisis.
  • LeadingAge posts article on reintroduction of TNA Bill.


  • Nursing Home Providers Should Brace for Government Audits, Enforcement Actions Over Covid Relief Funding
  • South Dakota MOST (Medical Order for Scope of Treatment) Training/Webinar

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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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