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SDAHO Long-Term Care Weekly Update March 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: March 3, 2023


  • Updates from Pierre


  • NEW updated CMS PHE Fact Sheet (2/27)
  • CMS Updates to LTC CMS Flexibilities Info Sheet (2/24/23) 
  • CMS Analysis Shows Shorter SNF Lengths of Stay for Certain ACOs with Waiver of 3 Day Stay
  • NLRB Identifies August 2023 as Target Date to Finalize Rule on Joint-Employer Standard
  • Attention public health and clinical lab personnel.
  • CMS Releases Home Health PPS Payment Data in Advance of March 29 Call.
  • CMS releases updated Medicaid and Medicare Enrollment Data
  • CMS Releases New Exclusions for Home Health QRP
  • Senate Finance Committee announces hearing on affordable housing.
  • Hospice Notice:  CMS State Operations Manual (SOM) Appendix M has been updated.
  • Transition to iQIES


  • ACTION ALERT REMINDER: Tell Congress to “Get Real on Ratios” in Nursing Homes.
  • Senators Tester, Murray, Moran, and Rounds reintroduce the Expanding Veterans’ Options for Long Term Care Act.  
  • LeadingAge attends second roundtable with Congressman Blumenauer on hospice oversight and reform.
  • New LeadingAge Workforce Snap Poll Supports LeadingAge Advocacy
  • COVID Reporting Concerns Shared with CMS
  • Ranking Member and Chairman of the HELP Committee Request Workforce Shortage Information


  • New Research Finds Not-For-Profits Hospices Provide Better Care.
  • KFF releases new brief on Medicaid Managed Care

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