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


  • Discontinuing the Use of Certificates of Medical Necessity
  • SD DSS Paper Appeals


  • CDC HAN Alert
  • The IRS is raising the standard mileage rate by 1.5 cents per mile for 2024
  • OIG Reports and Publications on Nursing Homes
  • Economic Data Show Healthcare Job Growth, but Demand for Workers Continues to Exceed Supply
  • CMS Provides Critical Tools to Help Improve Access for Millions who Receive Medicaid Home-and Community-based Services
  • CMS Releases Video Resource on Confusion Assessment Method
  • CY 2023 Participation Exemption for Size Form Submission Deadline Approaching.
  • CMS Puts Plans on Notice on Complying with CY2024 MA rules and Adequate Payments for Vaccine Administration
  • MedPac Reports:  Accessing Payment Adequacy and Updating Payments


  • Attention Assisted Living Providers
  • New Member Resource: Hospice Trend Report
  • LeadingAge Hosting Office Hours for Members on the GUIDE Model on December 18 at 12 Noon ET.
  • Updated Action Alert on Bill to Halt Staffing Mandate
  • Bipartisan Group of Senators Tells CMS More and Better Data Needed on Medicare Advantage
  • HUD Releases Funding for 160 New Service Coordination Programs
  • KFF Analyzes HCBS Settings Rule Implementation Among States


  • Humans and Robots Work Side by Side. Small Qualitative Study Teases Out Generational Differences.
  • Webinar: Person-Centered Service Planning in HCBS: Requirements and Best Practices

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