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SDAHO Long-Term Care Weekly Update June 2, 2023

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Updates for this week:  June 2, 2023


  • Legislative Summer Study on LTC
  • IHS Servicing Provider Referrals and Cost-Shares
  • SD DHS Behavior Program for Nursing Facilities
  • The SD Board of Nursing is in the process of updating rules in ARSD 20:48:04 The Practice of Nursing for LPNs and RNs.


  • OMB is Reviewing CMS’s proposed Staffing Mandate
  • CMS Ends Staff Vax Mandate; Finalizes Certain Other Provisions for Nursing Homes.
  • MDS Training from CMS is LIVE.
  • Department of Labor Audit on FLSA Violations
  • CDC State of Vaccine Confidence Insights Report (5/18)
  • CMS Released TEP Report on Health Equity Measure in Home Health and Hospice.
  • Expiration of COVID-19 Public Health Emergency HIPAA Notifications of Enforcement Discretion
  • CMS Clarification in FAQ Regarding Therapist Telehealth Billing.
  • Hospice program surveys and statements of deficiencies are now available on CMS.gov
  • CMS Releases Q&A for Q1 2023 Hospice Quality Reporting Program.


  • New LeadingAge LTSS Center Study Finds Few Homebound Seniors Access HCBS, LTSS
  • LeadingAge Testimony on Nursing Home Inspection System Hearing.
  • LeadingAge Submits Comments on Framework for Quality Measure on Medicaid Discharge to Home-Based Settings.
  • Senate Introduces bill to fix CNA training lockout.
  • Aging Committee Hearing to Address Nursing Home Inspection Systems.
  • 2023 Fire Safety Webinar in the Learning Hub
  • GAO announces new MedPAC commissioners including long term care expert.
  • Registration Now OPEN: CCaH Annual Virtual Conference.


  • HAI prevention toolkits
  • Inter-Facility Infection Control Transfer Form for States Establishing HAI Prevention Collaboratives
  • Federal scientists published first analysis from long COVID study.
  • Generations Today highlights the Gerontological and Geriatric Healthcare Workforce.
  • OutPACE(ing) Growth in Other Programs as States Look for Alternatives.
  • Check out our June Webinars! https://sdaho.org/calendar/
    • June 1 – How I can win the uphill battle of change
    • June 6 – Tipping the Scales:  managing weight changes in senior living
    • June 7 – Medicaid Expansion – Provider, recipient, and stakeholder webinar
    • June 13 – Achieving clinical workforce stability in the new normal
    • June 14 – The Medicare Must Knows and updates for home health
    • June 14 – Buprenorphine & its efficacy for patients with serious illness and end of life care situations
    • June 14 – The Medicare Must Knows and updates for hospice
    • June 15 – Update on Adjuvant analgesics in advanced illness
    • June 15 – Preventing suicide in the health care workforce
    • June 15 – What does advance care planning look like in a residential care setting?
    • June 20 – Prevention of pressure injuries for the caregiver and front-line staff
    • June 22 – Home Health:  Driving down into Operations
    • June 29 – Caring for patients with HIV
    • June 29 – How best to recruit, retain and reward top level talent in today’s healthcare industry

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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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