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SDAHO Long-Term Care Weekly Update October 13, 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: October 13, 2023


  • SD DSS Message on Vaccinations Cost Sharing.


  • National Stakeholder Call with the CMS Administrator on October 17, 2023 at Noon CST. 
  • MedPAC Commissioner: Proposed Staffing Standards are “the Definition of Insanity.”
  • Social Security Announces 3.2% Increase for 2024. 
  • Outbreak Considerations for Long-Term Care Guidebook.
  • CMS Releases Analysis of In-Home COVID Vaccinations.
  • CMS Hosting Webinar to Prepare for CY2024 & CY2025 Expanded HHVBP Model.
  • CMS Launches Site for Hospices to Update Care Compare Demographic Information.
  • Call for Data and Comments to Inform HCBS Accessibility Map.
  • HUD Announces Funding to Expand Affordable Housing for People with Disabilities. 
  • CMS issues Non-Compliance Letters for CY 2024 APU for Home Health Agencies.
  • Emergency Preparedness Reports from OIG.
  • SNF QRP Measure Removals.


  • LeadingAge Annual Meeting – November 5-8 in Chicago – Join us! Please
  • You are Invited to Share Your Experience Renovating Your Nursing Home with the Moving Forward Coalition.
  • LeadingAge Hosts Expert Panel on Apprenticeships
  • Help Your Staff and Board Submit Comments on Nursing Home Staffing Standards


  • Findings and Recommendations on Services to Address Social Isolation.
  • Article from RLPS Architects – Senior Care Conundrum:  Skilled Nursing Rightsizing Strategies.
  • SDAHO October Education Opportunities

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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

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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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