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CMS Awarded New Medicare Recovery Audit Contractors (RAC)

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services announced its new Medicare Recovery Audit Contractors. Three contractors will perform post-payment review of Part A and...
Female nurse doing blood pressure measurement of a senior woman patient. Doctor checking blood pressure of an elderly woman at old age home.

CMS finalizes new Medicare and Medicaid home health care rules, beneficiary protections

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) on Monday finalized rules governing home health agencies aimed at improving the quality of health care...
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2017 Medicare HH PPS Final Rule Analysis available

The calendar year (CY) 2017 Medicare Home Health (HH) Prospective Payment System (PPS) Final Rule Analysis is intended to show HH members how Medicare...
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House committee advances nursing bed sale/transfer bill

A bill that would allow nursing facilities to transfer or sell nursing bed capacity was advanced by the House Health and Human Services Committee...
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Moratorium legislative committee moving forward on 5 bills

The Regulation on Nursing and Assisted Living Beds Study moved forward on five bills for introduction to the full legislature during the interim committee's...
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Nursing home administrators asked to complete Medicaid payment methodologies survey

The Legislative Summer Study Committee reviewing Medicaid payment methodologies is asking that the South Dakota Department of Social Services (SD DSS) analyze changes to...
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‘Being Mortal’ event encourages communication about end-of-life care

Avera eLTC and the Good Samaritan Society are sponsoring an event to encourage people to overcome obstacles to identifying and communicating their wishes for...
Medicine Wheel Village

Committee advances bill to authorize 50-bed nursing home in Eagle Butte

A bill authorizing the operation of a nursing home facility in Eagle Butte has passed the Senate Health and Human Services Committee on Monday...
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OIG issues report on election statements, terminal illness certifications

The Inspector General of the Department of Health and Human Services (OIG) has released a report calling on hospices to improve their election statements...

SDAHO’s Porter named co-chair of national workforce initiatives advisory group

LeadingAge has appointed Jen Porter, vice president of post-acute care for SDAHO, as co-chair for a national LeadingAge workforce initiatives advisory group. Porter will share...