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SD Legislature approves FY 17 budget with $37M in reductions

The Joint Appropriations Committee of the South Dakota Legislature has has approved the FY 17 amended budget with a reduction of $37 million. The House and Senate are expected to vote on the measure on Friday.
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South Dakota receives Medicaid RAC exemption approval

CMS has approved South Dakota’s State Plan Amendment (SPA) 16-001, granting South Dakota another 3-year exemption from federal requirements to establish a Recovery Audit...
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South Dakota Health Care Solutions Coalition discusses block grants, per capita caps

The South Dakota Health Care Solutions Coalition met on Wednesday, Jan. 25 to continue the effort in keeping stakeholders informed on the upcoming federal...
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Community health grants available

The South Dakota Department of Health has announced one-year, $10,000 grants to support the assessment of community health and develop health promotion and disease...

Legislative forums held in Sioux Falls and Aberdeen

SDAHO held legislative forums recently in Sioux Falls and Aberdeen. The discussions were engaging with participation from legislators, community and health care leaders. ...
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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...
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Joint BON/BMOE propose administrative rules

The joint boards of Medical and Osteopathic Examiners (BMOE) and Nursing (BON) held a public hearing on Sept. 6 to propose administrative rules dealing...
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Senate passes advanced practice registered nurse bill

The Senate on Thursday advanced a bill that would remove the requirement that certified nurse practitioners and certified nurse midwives hold collaborative agreements with...
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SD Legislature passes bill establishing rate-setting methodology

The South Dakota House has passed a bill establishing a rate-setting methodology for services delivered by community-based health and human services providers. Senate Bill 147 passed Tuesday on a 61-6 vote. The bill previously passed the Senate, but the Senate will need to agree to significant changes after the House Health and Human Services Committee "hoghoused" the bill by replacing all its original language.
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DOH announces South Dakota Good & Healthy Community Grant

The South Dakota Department of Health has announced a grant to support the assessment of community health and develop health promotion and disease prevention...