Rural health care

CMS announces Rural Health Strategy

For the first time ever, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has adopted an official Rural Health Strategy to provide a proactive...

National summit leads to dementia recommendations

Participants in the Research Summit on Dementia Care, held in October 2017, have recommended nearly 700 new strategies for understanding dementia, working toward a...

“Donut” you want to visit New York City?

Buy a South Dakota Association of Healthcare Organizations PAC raffle ticket and you may be going to New York City! Or on a fishing...

National Skilled Nursing Care Week honors staff, residents and families

National Skilled Nursing Care Week, which is May 13-19, is a time to acknowledge the role skilled nursing care centers have in caring for...

SDAHO inducted into AHAPAC Hall of Fame

The South Dakota Association of Healthcare Organizations was inducted into the AHAPAC Hall of Fame May 7 at the annual American Hospital Association meeting...

Key policy proposals included in Trump’s Prescription Drug Blueprint; HHS requests feedback

President Trump's Blueprint to Lower Drug Prices, which was outlined in his speech on Friday, sets the stage for reforming drug markets and reducing...

Farm Bill set to advance

The House Rules Committee voted to move forward on the discussion of the Farm Bill, H.R.2. Next, the committee will review and decide which...

Focus on 340B drug pricing program continues

The Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee has continued to hold hearings to consider possible changes to the 340B drug pricing program....

Changes to Medicare appeals process announced

The Office of Medicare Hearings and Appeals will expand its current Settlement Conference Facilitation Program to provide certain providers an opportunity to resolve eligible...

Key takeaways from “America’s Health Future” live news event

The Washington Post held a live news event yesterday exploring how challenges posed by chronic disease, access to health insurance and the future of...

Verma indicates CMS won’t approve Medicaid lifetime limits

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Administrator Seema Verma today said that it is unlikely that lifetime limits on Medicaid enrollment will...

Free webinar: Making Dialysis Safer for Patients: Tools to Prevent Infections in Hemodialysis

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the Making Dialysis Safer for Patients Coalition are holding a free webinar on preventing infections in the...

Join the livestream event for National Older Adult Mental Health Awareness Day

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and the Administration for Community Living (ACL), together with the National Coalition on Mental Health...

Applications being accepted for Music & Memory® program

Over the next two years, 55 South Dakota nursing homes will have the opportunity to receive national Music & Memory® certification, training and equipment...
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Transparency is a component of CMS proposed 2019 IPPS rule

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) on April 25 published its proposed inpatient prospective payment system rule (IPPS) for federal fiscal year...

SD Medicaid announces change to opioid prescription benefit

South Dakota Medicaid (Medicaid) recently announced changes to the prescription drug benefit regarding coverage of opioid prescriptions. In conjunction with the South Dakota Medicaid...

SDAHO PAC Campaign: An investment in health care advocacy

Donations to the SDAHO PAC campaign are vitally important to the Association’s advocacy efforts. The money raised supports sound health care policy and impact...
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FDA reports EpiPen shortage

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) earlier this week announced a shortage of EpiPens,, citing a manufacturing delay. EpiPens are the emergency treatment for...

Collaboration and payment on Rural Health Leaders Conference agenda

Healthcare is a volatile, uncertain, complex, and sometimes ambiguous endeavor, especially for those who care for vulnerable populations. Join us at the Second Annual Rural...

Trump submits $15B spending cuts package

President Donald Trump has requested $15 billion in budget cuts across 14 different agencies using a budget process known as rescission, which will go...