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SDAHO Long-Term Care Weekly Update July 14, 2023

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Updates for this week: July 14, 2023


  • NOTICE: Nursing Facility Bed Availability.
  • South Dakota’s Average Wage Increased by 5.5% in 2022
  • New Incident Reporting System (effective 7/24/23)
  •  SD Medicaid – FY24 Provider Fee Schedule Bulletin
  • CMP Reinvestment Program On Hold
  • Updates to home health claims edits for 2024.
  • OCR Emphasizes Importance of Multi-Factor Authentication in Health Care Settings.
  • Save the Medicare Home Health Program S.2137
  • CMS Finishing Nationwide Hospice Site Visits.
  • CMS Report Shows MA SNF Utilization Increased But Length of Stay Declined
  • IHI Seeking Nursing Homes to Join Age Friendly Health System Movement.
  • LeadingAge comments in response to two CMS proposed rules.
  • Senator Tester letter to OMB: “any minimum staffing standard…must include flexibilities for rural facilities experiencing labor shortages.”
  • Congressman Jim Costa (CA) Introduces Legislation on National Nursing Shortages.
  • Every State Needs an Aging Plan. Work on Multisector Plans on Aging Advances.
  • Coalition Tells Congress: Fund the National Response to Dementia!
  • LeadingAge July 20 Session on MDS 3.0 Updates Coming in October.
  • Minimum Wage Changes in 19 States and Localities This Summer.
  • Senior Living Reimagined Podcast:
  • NCSL Report Highlights State Programs to Address or Mitigate Workforce Shortages.

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Events This Month


23apr10:00 am3:00 pmCreating a Culture of Safety: Proactive Strategies for Reducing and Preventing Workplace ViolenceSDAHO EVENT

23apr12:00 pm1:00 pmEnhancing Safety and Security Measures in Health CareAHA Webinar

24apr1:30 pm2:30 pmPreparing for the Survey Revisit, CMPs and Appeals (LTC Survey series)SDAHO Webinar

25apr11:00 am12:00 pmWE ARE… in Pain: A Program of Inclusive Research on Osteoarthritis Pain in African American Older AdultsCenter of Geriatric Nursing Excellence

25apr11:30 am12:30 pmDepression and Anxiety in the Seriously IllMJHS Hospice and Palliative Care Webinar

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