SDAHO supports Blue & Green Day

The staff at the South Dakota Association of Healthcare Organizations donned blue and green attire in support of Donate Life America’s annual Blue &...

National Hospital Week to be celebrated May 6-12

Each year in May the nation celebrates National Hospital Week and in 2018 the designated week is May 6-12. National Hospital Week is a...

CMS hosts quality measures webinar series

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services will be holding the first of a two-part webinar series, covering an introduction to quality measures, measure...
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TJC, AHA shine spotlight on violence in hospitals

Earlier this week The Joint Commission (TJC), an independent organization that accredits and certifies health care organizations and programs in the U.S., released Sentinel...
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HFMA to hold Women’s Event on May 17

The South Dakota chapter of the Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA) will hold their first ever Women’s Event on May 17 from 10 a.m....

Changes to “defense within limits” provisions for professional liability insurance

LMC Insurance & Risk Management, a South Dakota Association of Healthcare Organizations (SDAHO) Enterprises insurance services provider, alerted SDAHO regarding Bulletin 18-01 issued by...

AHA National Health Care Governance Survey sent to hospitals

The American Hospital Association (AHA) has launched its 2018 National Health Care Governance Survey, which will benchmark board structures, practices and culture and highlight...

Clearwater Compliance now offering technical testing services

Clearwater Compliance, a SDAHO Enterprises Endorsed Business Partner, has added technical testing services to their lineup of offerings as a way to help health...

Plan to attend district and AHA annual meetings

With the hope that spring will arrive soon, it’s time for the Association’s district meetings which begin this week. The meetings will be held...

U.S. Supreme Court hears South Dakota v. Wayfair, Inc.

The State of South Dakota had its “day in court” on Tuesday when South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley argued before the Supreme Court...
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CMS issues bulletin regarding compliance with Medicaid Home Health Rule

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has released an informational bulletin describing plans for enforcement of the Medicaid Home Health final rule....

Board of Certified Professional Midwives seeks comments on rules

The South Dakota Board of Certified Professional Midwives (CPM) was appointed last fall and since that time has been working on developing rules to...
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AHA shares new resource on ICD-10-CM coding for social determinants of health

The American Hospital Association (AHA) recently released a new resource that hospitals and health systems can use to educate caregivers and coding professionals about...

This week’s Associate Member Spotlight is on Casey Peterson, Ltd. Mark Lyons, CPA and Managing Shareholder, was interviewed for this story. What services and/or products...

Coming soon: Federal issues brief and legislative summary

The Council on Public Policy met recently to review and discuss two important South Dakota Association of Healthcare Organization reports. The first, a summary...
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Senate committee fine-tunes Opioid Crisis Response Act of 2018

The Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor & Pensions (HELP), led by Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA) and Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN), held its seventh...

Register now for Continuing Care Conference, April 25 & 26

Registration for the South Dakota Association for Healthcare Organizations annual Continuing Care Conference on April 25 and 26 is closing in. The conference will...

Hospitals show improvement in Patient & Family Engagement

The South Dakota Association of Healthcare Organizations has 42 South Dakota hospitals participating in the Iowa Healthcare Collaborative (IHC) Hospital Improvement Innovation Network (HIIN),...

Hoffman joins SD Office of Rural Health

Michelle Hoffman joined South Dakota’s Office of Rural Health (ORH) as the Rural Hospital Program Coordinator in March 2018. Hoffman will oversee the Medicare...
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What hospitals of the future look like

The Wall Street Journal published an interesting article discussing what the hospitals of the future may look like - noting the strong influence of...