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SDAHO Long-Term Care Weekly Update November 3, 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: November 3, 2023


  • Message from SD DHS on CMS iQIES
  • Gov. Noem Joins 14 other Governors in Letter Opposing the CMS Staffing Regulation
  • Partnership News and Best Practice Newsletter – November 2023
  • Important Vaccine Updates


  • Senators Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Address the Shortage of Doctors and Nurses
  • CMS Releases 2023 Hospice Quality Reporting Program Information Gathering Report.
  • Respiratory Virus Season Resources from CDC
  • CMS Live Q&A on Health Equity Feedback Reports
  • NLRB Releases Final Rule Revising Joint-Employer Standard
  • Bipartisan Legislation Introduced to Address Nursing Shortage
  • New Home Health Code for Pressure Wound Therapy Supplies
  • Starting in 2024 Physicians Must Enroll in Medicare or Validly Opt-Out to Refer to Hospice
  • Final Home Health PPS Rule Published; Cut Reduced by Half
  • President Biden Issues Executive Order on the Safe, Secure, and Trustworthy Development and Use of Artificial Intelligence


  • Congressional Committee Leaders to HHS: Withdraw the Staffing Rule
  • One Week Until Annual Meeting
  • Keep Up With Your Peers’ Professional Advancement
  • Senator Casey Introduces Bill with Proposed HCBS FMAP Boost
  • GROWTH in the Nursing Workforce – A Promising Proposal from Capitol Hill
  • HHS Secretary Becerra Meets with LeadingAge on Nursing Home Concerns Saying: “We should not address all nursing home issues with a blunt instrument.”
  • LeadingAge Comments on Nursing Home Staffing Standards.


  • Fraud Alert: Scam Calls Targeting Older Adults.
  • Family Caregivers of Medicare Beneficiaries Need More In-Home Services From Paid Caregivers
  • Report from the National Bureau of Economic Research – Patient vs. Provider Incentives in LTC.

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