Senate republican leader delays vote on ACA legislation

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) today decided to delay a vote on the Better Care Reconciliation Act (BRCA) given strong resistance from both...
SDAHO 30th Annual Walleye Classic

Meandering Mayhem: 30th Annual SDAHO Walleye Classic

Thanks to everyone who joined us for the 30th Annual SDAHO Walleye Classic at Glacial Lakes Hunting Lodge, northwest of Watertown, SD. With a...

MedPAC recommends Medicare payment system refinements in June report

The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) has issued its June report to Congress, offering recommendations on refinements to Medicare payment systems and issues affecting...
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 PAC campaign update

Momentum is building one month into the SDAHO PAC campaign for 2017. Your donations are vitally important to the association’s advocacy efforts and support sound health care policy and impact elections in South Dakota and in Washington D.C.

Survey to study technology use for delivery of public health messaging

The South Dakota Department of Health Office of Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, in collaboration with chronic disease partners and stakeholders, is conducting an environmental scan guided by the South Dakota Chronic Disease State Plan.
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5 steps to prepare for switch to Medicare Beneficiary Identifier numbers

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is taking steps to remove Social Security numbers from Medicare cards in an effort to prevent fraud, fight identity theft and protect essential program funding and the private health care and financial information of beneficiaries.

“Life is right with a beach in sight” … PAC raffle tickets to Hawaii...

This year, the PAC set a goal to raise an additional $10,000 by offering a raffle for a seven-day trip to Hawaii valued at $5,000 and for a beautiful quilt crafted by Darcy Duke valued at $500.
Advancing Healthy Communities

Unified Voice newsletter moving to Fridays

In an effort to better align our array of communications for members, the association will be moving the weekly Unified Voice newsletter to a...

New LeadingAge center identifies workforce solutions

The new LeadingAge Center for Workforce Solutions will serve as a platform for members and state affiliates to engage in ongoing, collaborative problem-solving around workforce issues.
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South Dakota Medicaid hosting webinar for nursing homes, hospice, assisted living facilities

South Dakota Medicaid is hosting a Monday, July 17 webinar to answer questions from nursing homes, hospice care, and assisted living facilities. The webinar begins at 10 a.m. CDT/8 a.m. MDT. If there are other specific questions you would like addresses, please forward those to Lori Lawson at any time.
Noem testifying on IHS bill

Noem’s IHS bill seeks to boost recruitment and retention, restore accountability

Rep. Kristi Noem testified before a House subcommittee Wednesday in support of her bill to improve the recruitment and retention of Indian Health Service (IHS) employees and restore accountability in the agency.
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