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SDAHO Long-Term Care Weekly Update August 4, 2023: A Resource for Members

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: August 4, 2023


  • Electronic Visit Verification – SD Medicaid Home Health Services.
  • Resources for People with Vision Loss Through Service to the Blind and Visually Impaired at 1-800-265-9684. 
  • SD DHS HCBS/LTSS Rate Methodology Workgroup


  • CMS Finalizes 3.1% Pay Bump for Hospices In Fiscal 2024.
  • Updates to Administrator Turnover Data Exclusions.
  • New Emergency Preparedness Resources from ASPR TRACIE.
  • IRS Issues ERC Memorandum on Supply Chain Disruption.
  • USCIS Publishes Revised Form I-9
  • CMS/CMMI Leadership writes update on accountable care strategy.
  • Biden-Harris Administration Announces Medicare Dementia Care Model.
  • CMS Extending HCBS Waiver Services.
  • CDC to Launch “Bridge Access Program” in Fall 2023 to Provide Free COVID-19 Vaccines to Uninsured and Underinsured Adults.
  • 2023 We Honor Veterans Outstanding Program Award
  • CMS releases CY2022 Q4 PEPPER Reports for Home Health Agencies
  • CMS contractor data breach means new Medicare identification numbers being issued for some beneficiaries.


  • New Resource: America Is Aging Infographic. 
  • Celebrating 5 Years of Online Learning. 
  • August is National Wellness Month. 
  • Reminder LeadingAge Clinical Procedures Manual, 22nd Edition now available.
  • Senators Rosen and Boozman introduce new bill authorizing a long term care commission.
  • Representatives Sewell (D-AL) and Adrian Smith (R-NE) introduce House version of Preserving Access to Home Health Care Act of 2023.


  • CFPB Guides on Housing Decisions for Older Consumers Available for Download.
  • How AI@Work will Advance Human Intelligence – Member only Webinar – Aug 10.

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

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

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