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SDAHO Long-Term Care Weekly Update March 17, 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.

In our March 17, 2023 Long-Term Care weekly update:

State News

  • Funding Opportunity for Skilled Nursing Facilities, Nursing Facilities, and Assisted Living Centers
  • Registration Still Open for SDHCC Sponsored COOP training
  • Alzheimer’s Association Shares Facts and Figures in South Dakota
  • SD DOH OLC March Newsletter

Federal News

  • Biden Administration’s Proposed “Strengthening” of nursing home oversight, transparency and enforcement in the 2024 Budget
  • CDC NHSN Scheduled Maintenance Notice
  • Funding for Housing Trust Fund Declines for 2023
  • Home Health CAHPS Deadline for Filing a Request for an Exemption is March 31, 2023
  • Medicare Advisory Committee, MedPAC, Medicare Payment Policy Report and Recommendations
  • Vulnerable Populations and Emergency Planning
  • Legislation Introduced to Increase the Work Requirement Age to 65 for SNAP
  • Nation is Short 7M Homes for Lowest Income Households
  • CMS Plans Patient Safety Guide with Updated Conditions Of Participation Expected This Spring


  • ADVOCACY ACTION NEEDED NOW: Tell Congress to Eliminate the 3-Day Hospital Stay Requirement
  • LeadingAge Supports Permanent Approval of Paxlovid
  • LeadingAge Submits Comments on CMS Interoperability and Prior Authorization Proposed Rule
  • “It’s Getting Scary in Aging Services;” Results of the LeadingAge Member Snap Poll and a Blog Post
  • ERC and Medicaid Cost Reports and Rates
  • Free Webinar: Understanding Special Needs Plans in Long-Term Care
  • HRSA Continues to Send PRF Repayment Notices


  • New ATI Advisory Report on MA Plan Supplemental Benefits
  • KFF Releases State-by-State Analysis of Medicaid Unwinding Activities
  • Sepsis Alliance and Antimicrobial Resistance FREE Virtual Conference

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Events This Month


20may11:00 am12:00 pmAddressing Public Misperceptions About Palliative Care

21may12:00 pm1:00 pmTrauma-Informed Care: Why It’s Important and How to Implement It into PracticeCAPC Webinar

21may12:00 pm1:00 pmFinance Fundamentals for Hospitals (Hospital Financial series Part 2)SDAHO Webinar

22may12:00 pm1:00 pmLTC Town Hall: Understanding Enhanced Barrier PrecautionsWebinar

23may12:00 pm1:30 pmInfection Prevention: Guiding Hospitals Toward Effective, Compliant, and Sustainable SolutionsSDAHO Webinar

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