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SDAHO Long-Term Care Weekly Update May 5, 2023

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Updates for this week: May 5, 2023


  • Adult Day Services Grant
  • Message from SD DHS Regarding NF Rate Methodology Recording
  • SD Medicaid – Public Health Emergency Unwinding – Changes to Coverage
  • Reminder:  PASRR 1135 Waiver Termination on May 11, 2023
  • HOPE Waiver Amendment – Summary of Changes and Public Comment
  • SD Health Link Expanded Grant Award Announcement
  • Medicaid Expansion Website


  • CMS To End Staff Vaccination Mandate and Other Requirements
  • SNF Provider Preview Reports Now Available
  • CMS Releases Two Medicaid Rules Promoting Access and Quality
  • CMS Announces ANOTHER Proposed Rule on the Way
  • Mandatory Annual Healthcare Worker Vaccination Summary Report is due May 15
  • FDA Authorizes RSV Vaccine
  • DEA Administrator Issues Statement in Advance of Temporary Rule
  • Expanding Care in the Home Act Introduced
  • New MLN Article Outlines Home Health Telehealth Claims Reporting Corrections
  • CMS Plans to Update Systems to Automate Yearly Hospice CAP Information
  • CAHPS Hospice Survey Data Submission Deadline May 10, 2023
  • Department of Labor: What the End of the PHE Means for Plan Sponsors and Employee Benefits
  • Presidential Proclamation on Older Americans Month Focuses on Financial Security
  • ACL Announces New Funding to Improve Support for Family Caregivers
  • CMS Releases TEP Report on Hospice Special Focus Program


  • Join Letter to Oppose Funding Cuts
  • Creation of Interagency Housing Council Supported by LeadingAge
  • Nursing Home Presentation at Leadership Summit by CMS
  • Senators reintroduce bill on direct care workforce.
  • LeadingAge, Joins U.S. Chamber and 430+ Business Groups to Call on Congress to Take Action to Break the Current Immigration Reform Gridlock
  • The End of the Public Health Emergency: Considerations for Hospice
  • The End of the Public Health Emergency: Considerations for Home Health.
  • Coalition to Congress: Legal Immigration Reform is Needed!


  • Registration for SDAHO Rural Health Leaders Conference is now open
  • US Government Accountability Office, Report on Antibiotic Resistance
  • SDAHO May Webinars

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Events This Month


30may11:00 am12:00 pmEmployee Accountability: How to Address Problem Behaviors and AttitudesSDAHO Webinar

30may11:00 am12:00 pmExploring an Evidence-based Toolkit and Tailoring Messages to Specific Audiences

30may11:30 am12:30 pmSerious Illness DiscussionMJHS Hospice and Palliative Care Webinar

30may12:00 pm1:00 pmOverview of Proposed IPPS Rule (FY) 2025AHA Webinar

31may9:00 am3:00 pmEmpowerED Leadership ConferenceSDAHEC Conference

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