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SDAHO Long-Term Care Weekly Update September 15, 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: September 15, 2023


  • REMINDER – South Dakota Healthcare Coalition (SDHCC) Statewide Emergency Preparedness Exercise
  • Balance Billing and Billing Medicaid Recipients
  • Assisted Living Rate Methodology Workgroup
  • 8th Annual USD Geriatric Symposium
  • Bivalent mRNA COVID-19 Vaccines No Longer Authorized Due to Updated Vaccine


  • HHS OIG Report – Georgia Could Better Ensure That Nursing Homes Comply With Federal Requirements for Life Safety, Emergency preparedness, and Infection Control.
  • FDA Notice:  Risk of Protection Failure with Certain O&M Halyard Surgical N95 Respirators, Surgical Masks, and Pediatric Face Masks. 
  • CMS Nursing Home Stakeholder Call was held on 9/14. 
  • CDC Will Change NHSN LTC Surveillance Definition of “Up to Date.”
  • GAO Report on Medical Advertising and Federal Oversight of Devices
  • Countdown to Latest PRF Reporting Deadline.
  • FDA Approves New COVID Vaccine.
  • ACL Proposes Adult Protective Services Rule, Seeks Comments
  • American Medical Association Statement on Updated COVID-19 Vaccine
  • Home Health Hearing in Senate Finance Subcommittee on Health Care
  • Senate Committee to Vote on Healthcare Workforce Bill


  • LeadingAge September Newsletter
  • Apprenticeships: Build Your Team and Strengthen the Aging Services Workforce
  • Affordable Housing at LeadingAge Annual Meeting!
  • House, Senate, White House Wrangle on Appropriations
  • Red Flags for Nonprofits in Housing Tax Credit Deals.
  • Proposed Nursing Home Staffing Mandate FAQ.


  • SDAHO has been Awarded Another HRSA Grant!

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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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