Join us Tuesday in Pierre for All-District Meeting

Join the South Dakota Association of Healthcare Organizations in Pierre Tuesday (Feb. 21) for the annual All-District Meeting and Social. The meeting is planned for...
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House committee defeats nursing home rate equalization bill

The House Health and Human Services Committee on Tuesday defeated a bill that would have brought nursing home rate equalization to South Dakota. Rep. Susan...
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Shulkin confirmed as VA secretary

The Senate on Monday confirmed David Shulkin, M.D., as the new secretary of Veterans Affairs. Shulkin has served as VA undersecretary for health since July...

LeadingAge urges members to call Congress, ask for regulatory relief

LeadingAge is urging members to call their U.S. senators and representatives Feb. 14-16 and ask them to suspend implementation of the Requirements of Participation...
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House passes APRN bill, legislation will head to governor

The House on Monday passed a bill that would remove the requirement that certified nurse practitioners and certified nurse midwives hold collaborative agreements with...
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House committee kills medical debt interest bill

The House Commerce and Energy Committee has killed a bill that would have established a maximum rate of interest on debt arising out of...
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Appropriations committee kills nursing/assisted living facility recruitment bill

The House Appropriations Committee has killed a bill establishing a program to assist nursing and assisted living facilities in recruiting certain health care personnel. Committee...
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Senate passes certified professional midwives bill, moves to House

The Senate has passed a bill to permit and regulate the practice of licensed certified professional midwives. SB 136 advanced out of the Senate Health...
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AHA: Federal court blocks Anthem’s acquisition of Cigna

The U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia has issued an order blocking the proposed acquisition of Cigna by Anthem, which would have...
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Senate confirms Price as HHS secretary

The U.S. Senate early Friday confirmed Rep. Tom Price, R-Georgia, to be the next secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services. Senators voted...
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VA issues pre-solicitation notice for community nursing home services

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs is soliciting proposals from contractors in North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, Illinois and Nebraska to provide...
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2017 Cracker Barrels / Legislative Coffees

SDAHO members are encouraged to meet up with their state legislators at any of these upcoming Legislative Coffees/Cracker Barrels. If you hear of others,...