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​SDAHO Long-Term Care Weekly Update April 7, 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: April 7, 2023


  • Reminder – Deadline for the SD DOH $20,000 Funding Opportunity for nursing homes and assisted living facilities is April 15:
  • SD DOH Issues Warning about Fentanyl and Xylazine Mix Threat
  • SD DSS Medicaid Claims and Documentation
  • SD Board of Nursing – Insulin Administration Clarification on question from the assisted living member call on 4/6


  • White House Issues Executive Order to Improve the Effectiveness of the Regulatory Review Process (4/6)
  • FDA – Mail-back envelopes
  • MDS Transition to iQIES
  • CMS Proposes 3.7% Medicare Boost for SNFs in 2024
  • AHA and AHCA send letter to CMS Opposing Mandated Nursing Home Staffing Ratios (4/3
  • White House Proclamation on Care Workers Recognition Month.
  • CMS Clarifies Home Health Telehealth Cost Reporting.
  • Cap Reached for Additional Returning Worker H-2B Visas for the Early Second Half of FY 2023


  • National Groups Urge Strong Senior Housing Funding
  • Final MA Rates for CY2024 Will increase 3.32%
  • Need Some Support and TA on Behavioral Health Issues?
  • Representatives Slotkin (D-MI), Steil (R-WI), Kuster (D-NH), and Trone (D-MD) reintroduce the Expanding Veterans’ Options for Long Term Care Act.
  • EWA Promotes Doubling the FY24 Funding for HRSA’s Geriatric Workforce Programs


  • End of Life Decisions – Have that Discussion.
  • Living With Grief program presented by Hospice Foundation of America
  • Upcoming April Webinars
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