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SDAHO Long-Term Care Weekly Update February 17, 2023

Each week we provide our members 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:  February 17, 2023


  • Updates from Pierre
  • SD Health Link Update


  • HHS Fact Sheet – COVID PHE Transition Roadmap
  • CMS Releases Year 7 Evaluation of Independence at Home Demonstration
  • CMS Proposes Nursing Home & SNF Ownership Disclosure Requirements
  • New Survey Finds 60% of HHAs Expect CY2023 Final Rule to be “Somewhat Impactful”
  • Hospice Aggregate Cap Self-Reporting Deadline is February 28th
  • The FDA is slated to decide whether to approve nasal spray Narcan for OTC use by March 29
  • HHS Announces New Models for Testing to Lower Prescription Drug Costs
  • Hospice Preview Reports for the May 2023 Refresh Released
  • CMS Proposes Benefit Expansion for Mobility Devices, Advancing Health Equity for People with Disabilities


  • LeadingAge Lobbying Expense Percentage
  • Senate Staffing Mandate Letter Reflects Issues Raised in LeadingAge Get Real on Ratios Proposal
  • LeadingAge Asks HHS Secretary to Extend Waiver of 3-Day Stay
  • LeadingAge Submits Comments on How to Improve MA Plan Practices Related to Coverage, Prior Authorizations, PACE and Much More
  • LeadingAge to Senate: Long-Term Care Workforce Challenges are Truly a Crisis.
  • Updated Resources and Toolkit for Emergency Preparedness


  • SDAHO 2022 Lobbying Percentage
  • What Happens to Staffing When Ownership Shifts to a REIT?
  • Half of Adults Hospitalized for COVID Have Lingering Symptoms, Financial Difficulties, or Physical Limitations Months Later
  • SDAHO Webinar: Infection Prevention and Control in the Long-Term Care Setting
  • SDAHO’s All-District Meeting in Pierre is next week Tuesday, February 21st.  2:30-4pm at the Ramkota with a legislative social from 5-8pm.

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