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Stories from the frontline: Health care providers’ tales of evacuation

On a daily basis there are news reports about emergencies or disasters striking somewhere in the world. Disasters not only impact the general population,...

Health care spending to rise 5.5 percent annually through 2026

United States health care spending is projected to grow at an average annual rate of 5.5 percent from 2017 through 2026, faster than the...

MIPS reporting deadline approaching: Ten things to know

The time for submitting 2017 Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) information is fast approaching: March 16 or March 31, depending on the reporting system...

SDAHO to hold All District meeting Feb. 20

The South Dakota Association of Healthcare Organizations is holding an All District meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 20, from 2:30 - 4:30 pm, at the...
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State legislature faces deadlines, new revenue estimates and policy decisions

This week multiple legislative proposals were heard and discussed that have a direct impact on health care providers’ efforts to provide quality, affordable health...

State financial outlook improves; tax collections increase

The Joint Appropriations Committee (JCA) on Tuesday revised revenue targets that direct state spending levels for the current budget year, FY 2018, and for...

House Committee holds 340B hearing; SDAHO members join amicus brief

The House Committee on Energy and Commerce held a hearing this week on the 340B drug program. The committee discussed the findings from a...
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President Trump releases federal budget for FY 2019

The White House released its FY 2019 $4.4 trillion budget request proposal to Congress on Monday, as well as an addendum that reflects the...
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New health care company announced; continued focus on consumerism needed

An announcement last week by Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway and JPMorgan that they plan to form an independent health care company has created significant discussion....
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Cybersecurity resources and education available for hospitals

The National Rural Health Resource Center has released the Cybersecurity Toolkit for Rural Hospitals and Clinics. The toolkit is a free online resource to...

Long-term government shutdown averted; short-term funding agreement reached

Early Friday morning Congress passed a funding agreement that will keep the government running through March 23. The agreement raises the debt ceiling and...
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DOH partners with Regional Health to produce video

The South Dakota Department of Health partnered with Regional Health Services to produce an informative video on how to get an accurate blood pressure...

South Dakota legislature wraps up fifth week

The 93rd session of the South Dakota legislature has reached its midway point and is busy with committee meetings and floor sessions to tackle...

CMS issuing new Medicare identification cards

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will start mailing new Medicare identification cards to beneficiaries starting in April to comply with a...

House passes CR; package includes Medicaid DSH and Medicare Extenders

The U.S. House of Representatives passed yet another continuing resolution (CR) yesterday that funds the government through March 23. The bill would eliminate $5...

First legislative coffee held in Sioux Falls

The first legislative coffee of the season was held in Sioux Falls on Feb. 2 featuring Rep. Steven Haugaard from District 10, Rep. Larry...
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Antipsychotic drugs in SD nursing homes has declined; more work on the horizon

Nursing homes in South Dakota have significantly reduced the use of antipsychotic drugs for dementia and Alzheimer’s patients in the last five years, however...
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Governor Daugaard to speak at All District Meeting

The SDAHO All District Meeting will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 20, from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. in Gallery DE at the Ramkota Hotel...

Slaba accepts Rural Hospital Leadership Award

On Monday Bryan Slaba, CEO of Wagner Community Memorial Hospital Avera, accepted the 2017 Rural Hospital Leadership Award for his accomplishments with social determinants....
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SDAHO, AHA offer trustee resources

The American Hospital Association (AHA) has released the winter issue of Trustee Insights, a multimedia resource for CEOs and trustees. The information provided covers...
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