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SDAHO Long-Term Care Weekly Update June 30, 2023

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Updates for this week:  June 30, 2023


  • SD HCBS Rate Methodology Workgroup
  • LTC Summer Study
  • SD DSS Medical Services – Nursing facility rate setting & case mix validation.
  • The Office of Licensure and Certification (OLC) July 2023 edition of the Partnership News and Best Practice Newsletter.
  • Medicaid Claims Processing – DSS requests that providers hold Medicaid Expansion claims until the go-live date.


  • CMS Enhances Availability of Nursing Home Ownership Information.
  • Reintroduction of bill to improve access to blood transfusions in hospice care.
  • CMS Fact Sheet on Plan to Cover New Alzheimer’s Drugs
  • Preserving Access to Home Health Care Act of 2023 introduced
  • Air Quality Resources for Emergency Planning
  • Physical Activity Guidelines for Older Adults
  • CDC Endorses RSV Vaccine for Older Adults


  • LeadingAge July 20 Session on MDS 3.0 Updates Coming in October
  • Waiting and Watching: No News Yet on OSHA Standard for Occupational Exposure to COVID-19.
  • Key Senators Looking to Renew Focus on Dual Eligibles.
  • Care Compare in the Hot Seat


  • Guardianship training videos
  • Medicaid HCBS Expansion doesn’t Lead to Budget-busting Woodwork
  • Rural Older Adult Study

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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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