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SDAHO Long-Term Care Weekly Update May 3, 2024 A Resource for Members

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Updates for this week: May 3, 2024


  • SD DHS Technology Grant Q & A
  • SD Rural Healthcare Facility Recruitment Assistance Program
  • NEW – January 2024 – Reportable Disease Poster
  • Sales and property tax refund program open to senior citizens and citizens with disabilities
  • SD DHS HOPE Waiver Amendment Public Notice
  • Updated SD Rule for DOH


  • HHS Issues New Rule to Strengthen Nondiscrimination Protections and Advance Civil Rights in Health Care
  • Hospice: Certifying Physicians Enrollment or Opt-Out Delayed Until June 3
  • Congressional Leaders Call for GAO Review of CMMI
  • Background Checks for Employees in LTC Facilities
  • Quarterly OASIS Q&A’s Updated
  • Home Health Claims Processing Updates.
  • CMS SMRC Audits Look at Home Health Second Certification
  • New IDR Resubmission Process
  • Recommendations from DOL and HHS on the HCBS Workforce
  • FDA Launches Health Care at Home Initiative to Help Advance Health Equity
  • 2024 Pediatric Palliative and Hospice Needs Assessment.
  • HHS Finalizes Rule on Civil Rights Protections for People with Disabilities


  • 2024 Fellowship Program for New CEOs
  • Letter Seeks Details and Partnership on $75M Nursing Home Staffing Campaign
  • CMS Defers Many Questions on Staffing Standards to Yet-to-be-released Interpretive Guidance
  • Nursing Home 5-Star Reports are Now Available
  • Calling Out White House on Disparaging Nursing Home Characterizations


  • State-Based One Pagers on Home Health Patient Demographics and MA Penetration
  • AHA Report on Escalating Operating Costs in Healthcare
  • May Education

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Events This Month


17jun11:00 am12:00 pmThe Advanced Palliative Hospice Social Work Certification Prep SessionSWHPN Webinar

18jun12:00 pm1:30 pmSurvey Smarts for HospitalsSDAHO Webinar

20jun12:00 pm1:00 pmHR Regulatory Update: New Overtime Rules and Other Wage & Hour ChangesSDAHO Webinar

20jun12:00 pm1:00 pmMaximizing the Employee Value PropositionAHA Webinar

25junAll Day262024 Rural Health Leaders ConferenceSDAHO Event

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