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SDAHO Long-Term Care Weekly Update April 5, 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: April 5, 2024


  • No state updates this week.


  • CMS Issues Memo to State Survey Agency Directors on Enhanced Barrier Precautions in Nursing Homes
    • July 2023 Isolation Guidelines for Preventing Transmission of Infectious Agents in Healthcare Settings:
  • HRSA Hosts Roundtable on New National Survey on the State of the Nursing Workforce.
  • HHS OIG Report on Concerns about Protecting Residents During Facility-Initiated Discharges from Nursing Homes.
  • HHS OIG Report on Nursing Home Residents With Endangering Behaviors and Mental Health Disorders May Be Vulnerable to Facility-Initiated Discharges.
  • CMS Releases Final Rule on Streamlining Medicaid Eligibility Determination Processes
  • CMS Directs Questions/Concerns About EBP to CDC.
  • New Rule Clarifies Employee Representation During OSHA Inspections.
  • Updated CMMI Strategy Hints at Possible Opportunities for LT-PAC Providers
  • New FAQ on Home Health Agency Responsibilities for CAHPS.


  • LeadingAge Meets with Federal Officials on Staffing Proposed Rule.
  • April 8 Webinar for LPCs: The Shifting Regulatory Landscape
  • LeadingAge Signs onto DEA Telemedicine Rule Letter


  • Home Health Cost of Care Study
  • Survey: Number of Nurses Increases, Shortages Remain
  • Election Year Checklist for 501(c)(3)’s.

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