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SDAHO Long-Term Care Weekly Update March 29, 2024: A Resource for Members

Each week SDAHO provides members with 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: March 29, 2024


  • Measles Awareness
  • DOH Workforce and Education Center – Groundbreaking Event
  • Influenza Summary, Week Ending March 16, 2024
  • South Dakota Department of Health Warns of Scam Phone Calls Impersonating State Regulators
  • Community and Secure Transportation Services


  • CMS proposes 4.1 percent nursing homes pay increase in FY25
  • CMS proposes a 2.6% net increase to hospice payments for FY25
  • Home Health CAHPS Preview Reports with Star Ratings Now Available
  • MedPAC Publishes Chapter on Skilled Nursing Facility Services
  • CMS Open Door Forums
    • April 2 CMS SNF Open Door Forum.
    • April 3 Home Health, Hospice, DME Open Door Forum
  • PRF Reporting Deadline is March 31    
  • CMS Revises State Operations Manual for Home Health Surveys
  • CMS Releases Final Rule on Streamlining Medicaid Eligibility Determination Processes
  • FDA Warns Consumers to Avoid Certain Topical Pain Relief Products Due to Potential for Dangerous Health Effects


  • Shifting Regulatory Landscape for Life Plan Communities
  • LeadingAge Change Healthcare Town Hall Recording
  • LeadingAge Annual Meeting
  • Statement of Support for Care in the Home for Rural and Underserved Communities


  • Virtual Annual Older Adult Mental Health Awareness Day Symposium
  • SDAHO April Education

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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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