$15K+ and climbing

The SDAHO PAC fundraising campaign is now at $15,940 as of July 11. Raffle tickets sales are on the rise with 104 tickets sold...

Getting “big and loud” in Canton and Vermillion

Therapy patients with Parkinson’s disease at the Sanford Canton-Inwood Medical Center and Sanford Hospital Vermillion are experiencing remarkable results, thanks to dedicated therapists and...
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FEMA Health Sector Emergency Preparedness course offered

The South Dakota Health Care Coalition is sponsoring free training provided by the FEMA Center for Domestic Preparedness. The course will provide training in...

HRSA grant awarded to study tribal workforce challenges

A one-year, $100,000 grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) will be used to study health care workforce shortage on South Dakota’s...
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Free West Nile testing no longer available through DOH

The South Dakota Department of Health announced that effective immediately, they will no longer provide free West Nile Virus serology testing. The change is...

Dementia certification training offered

Learn how to utilize dementia care best practices at a one-day, in-person training session being offered in multiple locations across South Dakota. This training...
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Funding for ACA marketplace outreach is cut

Grant money used to educate and enroll people in health insurance plans available through the federal insurance marketplace will be cut to $10 million...
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Hospitals add over 10,000 jobs in June

A Bureau of Labor Statistics report shows there were 10,600 more hospital jobs in June 2018 than in May 2018, a .21 percent increase....

Proposed changes to Home Health Prospective Payment System rule

The South Dakota Association of Healthcare Organizations (SDAHO) is reviewing the recently released Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) proposed rule CMS-1689-P, which...
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CMS issues QRP non-compliance notices for post-acute care providers

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has notified post-acute care facilities - inpatient rehabilitation facilities (IRF), long-term care hospitals (LTCH), skilled nursing...
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Comment letters submitted on IPPS proposed rule and price transparency

The South Dakota Association of Healthcare Organizations supports two letters recently submitted by the American Hospital Association to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid...

SD Health Executives Group schedules disruptive innovation panel discussion

A free panel discussion on “Disruptive Innovation in Healthcare Delivery” will be hosted by the South Dakota Health Executives Group on July 16 at...

Kavanaugh nominated to Supreme Court

Judge Brett Kavanaugh, who currently sits on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, has been nominated by President Donald...

Nebraskans likely to vote on Medicaid expansion in November

More than 133,000 signatures have been gathered in support of a ballot initiative to authorize Medicaid expansion in Nebraska, according to the Nebraska-based activist...

New acting administrator of DEA named

Uttam Dhillon has been named as the new acting administrator of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) replacing Robert Patterson, who retired after 30 years...

CMS puts hold on risk adjustment payments

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) on July 7 announced it would halt almost $10.5 billion in risk adjustment payments owed to...

Mental health services studied by legislative committee

The Access to Mental Health Services interim committee created by the South Dakota legislature held their first meeting in Pierre on June 28. The...
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CMS seeks comments on proposed home health changes

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is proposing to overhaul the home health prospective payment system and continue the shift toward value-based...
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Amazon moves into online pharmacy business

It was announced last week that Amazon is purchasing PillPack, an online pharmacy that delivers drugs in pre-sorted packaging to match the prescribed dosage....

Providers encouraged to complete nursing home admissions survey

The South Dakota Department of Health, Department of Social Services and Department of Human Services are seeking information that impacts a nursing facility’s decision...