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Education opportunity for prescribers of antibiotics

SDAHO will be offering a free CEU education for prescribers of antibiotics in long term care settings for residents and elderly.  The educational session...

Ways and Means Committee seeks provider feedback on regulatory relief

In the midst of Senate activity last week with the ACA repeal bill, Ways and Means Health Subcommittee chairman Pat Tiberi (R-OH), with support...
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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 issues final rule to delay home health conditions of participation effective date

CMS issued a final rule to delay the effective date for the new home health conditions of participation. The original effective date was July 13, 2017. Under pressure from providers and other interested parties, including SDAHO, CMS is delaying the effective date for an additional six months until Jan. 13, 2018.
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Requirements of Participation (RoPs) Interpretive Guidelines for nursing facilities released

On June 30, CMS issued Survey and Certification memo 17-36-NH, releasing the revision to the State Operations Manual (SOM) Appendix PP for Phase 2...
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Foundation expanding person-centered, trauma-informed services for Holocaust survivors

The Jewish Federations of North America's (JFNA) Center for Advancing Holocaust Survivor Care has announced the release of its request for proposals (RFPs) for...

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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CMS extends comment deadline for SNF advance notice of proposed rulemaking

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has extended the comment period for its advance notice of proposed rulemaking on potential revisions to the skilled nursing facility payment system.
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South Dakota receives initial approval for its HCBS state transition plan

On June 2, 2017, CMS granted South Dakota initial approval of its Statewide Transition Plan (STP) to bring settings into compliance with the federal home and community-based services (HCBS) regulations.
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Governor proclaims Thursday as Elder Abuse Awareness Day

Gov. Dennis Daugaard has proclaimed June 15 as Elder Abuse Awareness Day in South Dakota. Daugaard says the observance provides an opportunity for communities to promote a better understanding of abuse and neglect of the older population throughout the state.