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SDAHO Long-Term Care Weekly Update September 29, 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 29, 2023


  • Medicaid Expansion Claims
  • SD State Loan Repayment Program


  • Biden Administration Expands Legal Status and Work Permits to Nearly Half a Million Venezuelan Migrants.
  • WiFi Access in Nursing Homes
  • Oral Health in Nursing Home Residents Under Scrutiny.
  • CMP Reinvestment Program QSO-23-23-NH. 
  • GAO Report:  5% of Nursing Homes are Owned by Private Equity, but the CMS Data are Inadequate.
  • OIG Reports HHA’s Did Not Use Telehealth in 2020, and Those That Did, Did It Wrong
  • HHS posts staff contingency plan for potential shutdown.
  • CDC Webinar on Virus Season Set for October 4.


  • Proposed CMS Staffing Standards, If Finalized Would Cost Closer to $7 Billion the First Year, not $4 Billion as CMS Contends
  • Recording of the Town Hall Member Panel on Staffing Mandate
  • DOL Proposal to Increase Salary Level Needed for White Collar Overtime Exemption: Summary.


  • Veterans Administration Releases Annual Report Detailing Staffing Shortages

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