South Dakota Association of Healthcare Organizations (SDAHO)

Birk joins SDAHO team

Stacie Birk has joined the South Dakota Association of Healthcare Organizations (SDHAO) as a staff accountant. She will be assisting with accounting and business...

Three weeks remain in SDAHO PAC campaign

With only three weeks left in the campaign, the SDAHO PAC has reached $28,184 and 172 raffle tickets sold as of Aug. 9. The...

OIG releases report on Medicare hospice program

After completing a review of the Medicare hospice program, the Office of Inspector General (OIG) for the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services...

Hearing scheduled to consider new insurance rules

The South Dakota Department of Labor and Regulation, Division of Insurance will hold a public hearing on Aug. 29 at 10 a.m. (CDT) to...

Inappropriate use of social media in health care

The South Dakota Department of Health (DOH), Office of Licensure and Certification, recently shared information regarding the inappropriate use of social media in the...
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DOH newsletter for nursing homes released

The August edition of the Partnership News and Best Practice newsletter from the South Dakota Department of Health (DOH), Office of Health Care Facilities...
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Antipsychotic drug use in South Dakota nursing homes drops 22 percent

Over the last six years, nursing homes in South Dakota have experienced a 22.6 percent reduction in the number of residents who receive antipsychotic...

Interim study on mental health services progresses

The committee formed by the South Dakota legislature to study mental health services in South Dakota held its second meeting in Sioux Falls on...
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CMS issues FFY 2019 skilled nursing facility PPS final rule

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released on July 31 the federal fiscal year (FFY) 2019 final payment rule for the skilled...

CMS finalizes updates for FFY 2019 inpatient psychiatric facility PPS

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued the final rule updating the inpatient psychiatric facility (IPF) prospective payment system (PPS) for...

Proposed CY 2019 payment rule for Medicare OPPS

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued a proposed rule for hospital outpatient prospective payment systems (OPPS) and ambulatory surgical center...
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CMS issues FFY 2019 IPPS final rule

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued a final rule updating the inpatient prospective payment system for federal fiscal year (FFY)...

CMS issues FFY 2019 inpatient rehabilitation facility PPS final rule

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) on July 31 released the federal fiscal year (FFY) 2019 final payment rule for the inpatient...
Gov. Dennis Daugaard

Daugaard calls for special session to discuss sales tax

Gov. Dennis Daugaard has called a special legislative session for Sept. 12 at the State Capitol in Pierre to consider legislation that will expedite...

CMS issues hospice final rule for 2019

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a final rule that will become effective Oct.1 updating Medicare’s hospice payment rates, wage index...

UnityPoint Health data breach hits 1.4 million patients

UnityPoint Health, which runs more than 50 clinics in Iowa with 290 physicians and other providers, says a successful phishing campaign exposed patients’ personal...

Join SDAHO at LeadingAge annual meeting

The Leading Age Annual Meeting and Expo will be held on Oct. 28-31 in Philadelphia, PA. The agenda includes a variety of educational and...

Senior living trends reflect “Silver Tsunami”

A Silver Tsunami is about to hit the United states as the leading edge of the Baby Boomer generation starts to turn 72 in...

Fundraising deadline nearing

With only one month left in the campaign, the SDAHO PAC has reached $26,009 as of Aug. 1. So far, 160 raffle tickets have...

Brookings Health hosting community opioid forums

In response to the opioid epidemic, which has increasingly become a focus for hospitals and communities across the United States, the Brookings Health System...