See Broadway!

Make memories that will last a lifetime by visiting Broadway in New York City! Purchasing a SDAHO PAC raffle ticket will get you one...

Proposals sought for medication-assisted treatment RFP

The South Dakota Department of Social Services (DSS), Division of Behavioral Health, is seeking proposals from interested entities to provide Medicated-Assisted Treatment (MAT) for...
Webinar

Free webinar: Diabetes in Indian Country

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services will offer a free webinar on June 27 at 1 p.m. CT on diabetes and the Native...
Rural health care

Rural health workgroup provides recommendations on quality measures; public comments sought

The Federal Office of Rural Health Policy has partnered with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and the National Quality Forum (NQF)...
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Breaking News: South Dakota wins U.S. Supreme Court case

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CEO picked for Amazon, JPMorgan, Berkshire health care venture

Dr. Atul Gawande, a surgeon, teacher and best-selling author, has been selected to lead the Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway and JPMorgan Chase health care venture...
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VA releases nursing home ratings

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) for the first time in history shared its annual ratings on 130 VA nursing homes. While 60 of...

House nears finish line on opioid legislation

The U.S. House is moving toward taking definitive action on wide-ranging proposals to help address the opioid epidemic. The main legislation, H.R. 6, the...
SD Capitol

Legislative committee to discuss mental health services

A South Dakota legislative interim committee is scheduled to hold its first meeting on June 28 in Pierre to discuss mental health services available...
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MACPAC issues June report to Congress

The Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) Payment and Access Commission (MACPAC) released its June 2018 Report to Congress on Medicaid and CHIP. The...
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CMS issues guidance on using Medicaid to combat opioid crisis

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) last week released guidance designed to build on their commitment to partner with states to ensure...
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Skilled nursing facility preview reports now available

Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) Provider Preview Reports have been updated and are now available for review. Providers have until June 30 to review their...

Medicare coverage for hospital, skilled nursing care in jeopardy by 2026

The 2018 annual report recently released by the Boards of Trustees of the Federal Hospital Insurance and Federal Supplementary Medical Insurance Trust Funds included...
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MedPAC issues report to Congress

As a part of its mandate from Congress, the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) released its June 2018 Report to the Congress: Medicare and...

Hospitals participate in violence education with #HAVhope campaign

Hospitals across the nation joined forces June 8 to help promote the American Hospital Association’s “Hospitals Against Violence” day of aware. Social media channels...

Webinar: CMS disparity methods

A webinar will be held on June 20 at 2:30 p.m. CT to provide an overview of two methods the Centers for Medicare &...

Merritt Hawkins recruiting incentives report for 2018 now available

Each year Merritt Hawkins, an Endorsed Business Partner of South Dakota Association of Healthcare Organizations Enterprises and the nation’s leading physician search firm, completes...

Rural health conference addresses drug diversion and more

What do drug diversion in a health care setting and motivation have in common? Those were just two of the intriguing topics covered during...

The latest on SDAHO PAC

The SDAHO PAC fundraising campaign is into its second month and has raised $3,750 as of June 13. Raffle tickets sales are on the...

Slipping through the cracks of American health care

A recent report in the New York Times indicates those with serious mental illness die 15-30 years younger than those without. It's a scary...