AHA holds Rural Policy Forum

The American Hospital Association (AHA) recently hosted, rural hospital and health system leaders at the 2nd Annual Rural Policy Forum.  SDAHO board member Bryan...
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CMS proposes 2018 and 2019 payment changes for home health

The CMS proposed rule updates the home health prospective payment system (HH PPS) payment rates, including the national, standardized 60-day episode payment rates, the national...

Public hearing date changed for new community living home regulations

The Department of Health (DOH) issued formal notice of a change in the public hearing date to give the agency authority to license and...

Senate vote anticipated on ACA “Repeal” legislation

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) has indicated he will bring to the Senate floor early next week a Motion to Proceed to a...
Quality and safety

Nominations sought for Quality Excellence Awards

SDAHO is looking to recognize outstanding achievements, innovation and effective quality improvement projects and patient safety with its inaugural Quality Excellence Awards. The awards are...

SDAHO to host inaugural trustee boot camp – September 20

In conjunction with the annual convention, we will be hosting our first ever Board Boot Camp: “Key Governance Practices of Top Performing Boards” on...

Board of Trustees holds annual strategic planning session

The Board of Trustees held their annual strategic planning session last week in Deadwood. In preparation for the session, a variety of research information...

Cat Selman to provide intensive RoP training – August 10

Educator. Motivator. Communicator. Consultant. Author…Catherine R. “Cat” Selman, BS, uses her dynamic personality and compelling presence to spread the message of positive, realistic, and...
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DOL elects not to defend white collar overtime rule

In a court filing on June 30, 2017, the Department of Labor (DOL) under the Trump administration signaled that it would no longer defend...
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DOH issues request for proposal to provide additional nursing facility capacity

DOH posted a 2017 Request for Proposals to provide additional nursing facility capacity in Sioux Falls, Rapid City, and other communities in South Dakota. Proposals...
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CMS launches quality website for doctors and other clinicians in rural areas

CMS recently launched a new section on the Quality Payment Program dedicated to doctors and other clinicians working in small or rural practices as...

New antimicrobial stewardship resource for critical access hospitals

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) released a new antimicrobial stewardship resource for small and Critical Access Hospitals that was guided by providers in...
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2017 SDAHO workforce report

Employee turnover is an ongoing concern for South Dakota health care organizations, since workforce volatility can profoundly impact patient outcomes and satisfaction. Gaining an...
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