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CMS posts memo on Office of Civil Rights clearance process

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has posted its Survey & Certification Memo 16-37 (PDF), discussing the revised OCR clearance process for...
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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.

MedPAC recommends acceleration towards post-acute care PPS

The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) Thursday approved a recommendation for Congress to implement a common prospective payment system (PPS) for post-acute care providers...
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Bill authorizing 50-bed nursing home in Eagle Butte advances

The House Health and Human Services Committee on Tuesday advanced a bill authorizing the operation of a nursing home facility in Eagle Butte. The...
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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...
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VA issues pre-solicitation notice for community nursing home services

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs is soliciting proposals from contractors in North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, Illinois and Nebraska to provide...
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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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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...

Nursing home excellence campaign rebranded under CDC

The 10-year-old Advancing Excellence in America’s Nursing Homes Campaign is being transition into a new program under the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention...
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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.