Facing Addiction

Surgeon General Murthy releases substance abuse report

A new report from U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy, MD, finds that only 10 percent of those with a substance use disorder receive any...

HHS OIG releases 2017 work plan

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Office of Inspector General (OIG) has released its 2017 work plan, which describes the OIG audits...
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Happy National Rural Health Day

Nov. 17 was National Rural Health Day, an important time set aside to pause and give a special thanks to the caregivers, colleagues, volunteers,...
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Comments to CMS requested on final rule for OPPS/ASC payment systems

SDAHO joins with the American Hospital Association (AHA) in urging members to submit comments to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) on...
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Medicaid expansion pivots to Medicaid reform

Gov. Dennis Daugaard announced Tuesday that he will not ask the South Dakota Legislature to consider his plan to expand Medicaid during the upcoming...

Congress returns for lame duck session

Members of the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate returned from a seven-week election recess this week for a brief “lame duck” session....
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Exchange signups hit post-election peak amid uncertainty of ACA’s future

Americans are continuing to sign up for policies under the Health Insurance Marketplace amid post-election uncertainty regarding the future of the Affordable Care Act...
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NURSE Corps Loan Repayment Program application cycle to open

The next NURSE Corps Loan Repayment Program (LRP) application cycle is expected to open in January. In an effort to expedite the application submission...
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Get Smart About Antibiotics Week

It's Get Smart About Antibiotics Week, an annual one-week observance from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) to raise awareness of the threat of...
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CMS releases final rule for CY 2017 OPPS/ASC payment systems

On Nov. 1, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released the calendar year 2017 outpatient prospective payment system/ambulatory surgical center (OPPS/ASC) final...