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Judge orders HHS to eliminate Medicare claims appeals backlog

A federal judge has ordered the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to eliminate the backlog of pending Medicare claims appeals at the...
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CMS posts Medicare Outpatient Observation Notice

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has posted an updated version of the Medicare Outpatient Observation Notice (MOON), which all Hospitals and...
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PBJ: Time for a better sandwich

Note: This is a reprint of a story written by Dr. Cheryl Phillips and published by LeadingAge on Dec. 6, 2016. The Payroll-based Staffing Journal,...

Senate passes 21st Century Cures Act

The U.S. Senate on Wednesday passed the revised 21st Century Cures Act (H.R. 34), which intends to overhaul drug development and accelerate new cures...
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Gov. Daugaard delivers FY2018 budget to joint session of SD Legislature

Gov. Dennis Daugaard presented his sixth budget address to the South Dakota Legislature Tuesday afternoon. His budget address portrayed a positive economic growth, but...
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Legislative forums shift format in light of IM 22

On Nov. 8, South Dakotans approved Initiated Measure 22 (IM-22) by a narrow margin (51.62 percent-48.38 percent). The impacts and implications of the new...
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SD Medicaid Provider Online Portal available

The SD Medicaid Provider Online Portal is available and allows providers to view and download copies of their Remittance Advices (RA/Remit). After a provider...

SD Medicaid expanding coverage of telemedicine services

The state Department of Social Services says South Dakota Medicaid is expanding coverage of telemedicine services to more closely align with Medicare coverage of...
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Bathing Without a Battle offered online free of charge

Award-winning training for bathing people with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias is now accessible online free of charge. Bathing Without a Battle is provided online...
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DSS offering assisted living center webinars on HCBS Settings Final Rule.

The state Department of Social Services (DSS) is holding webinars to help assisted living centers comply with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services'...
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CMS study finds that national health spending grew 5.8 percent in 2015

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) says overall health spending grew by 5.8 percent last year, the result of increased use and...

HHS OCR warns of phishing email aimed at HIPAA covered entities

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' (HHS) reports that a phishing email is being circulated on mock HHS departmental letterhead under the...
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AHA shares policy principles for new post-acute care PPS with HHS

The American Hospital Association (AHA) has shared policy principles for new post-acute care PPS with HHS with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services...
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AHA president pens letter to Trump outlining 5 key health care focus areas

American Hospital Association (AHA) President Rick Pollack sent a four-page letter to President-elect Donald Trump on Wednesday, saying the organization looks forward to working...