The Association of Rural Heath Professional Coding is offering an online webinar April 12 on Documentation and Coding for Behavioral and Mental Health Services. The webinar runs 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. CDT/10:30-11:30 p.m. MDT.
The American Hospital Association (AHA) has produced a whiteboard video explaining what’s at stake as the American Health Care Act (AHCA) heads for an expected vote in the U.S. House on Thursday. The AHA and SDAHO cannot support the bill in its current form.
House Republicans made several changes to the American Health Care Act (AHCA) in an effort to garner support from GOP holdouts who could prevent...
Local agencies have until Dec. 31, 2017, to purchase software patches to make their Motorola XTS/XTL radios compatible with the South Dakota State Radio System's eventual upgrade to the P25 system. The patches cost $600. After that date, the radios will continue to operate until the state system turns on P25 functionality.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) says that it will release further information on the implementation of the second 5-year extension period...
The Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) and the National Patient Safety Foundation (NPSF) have agreed to merge, effective May 1.
Avera Heart Hospital has appointed Michael E. (Mick) Gibbs as its new president, the hospital announced on its Facebook page. Gibbs will lead Avera Heart Hospital and serve as cardiac and vascular service line leader for Avera Health.
The American Hospital Association (AHA) is launching a television ad urging Congress to protect health coverage for the most vulnerable as it considers legislation to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA).
The South Dakota Office of Licensure and Certification is encouraging nursing facilities and other health care providers to view and educate staff on the “Hand in Hand” training program from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). The six-part series includes training on the disease process, abuse and reporting abuse, communication, actions and reactions, abuse prevention and making a difference in the life of residents with dementia.
The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) has released its March report to Congress.
The House Budget Committee on Thursday narrowly approved the American Health Care Act (ACHA), with three Republicans joining Democrats in opposition to the legislation. The committee voted 19-17 for the House Republican bill to repeal and replace parts of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), and the AHCA now heads to the Rules Committee before going up for debate on the House floor.