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South Dakota Medicaid updates billing requirements for rendering NPI and taxonomy

South Dakota Medicaid has made an update to billing requirements to always require the rendering (servicing) NPI and taxonomy for claims billed on a CMS 1500 claim form. The South Dakota Department of Social Services has received questions and feedback about the requirement for electronic submissions when the rendering provider information is the same as the billing provider information.
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SD BMOE to hold June 8 public hearing

The South Dakota Board of Medical and Osteopathic Examiners has scheduled a public hearing in Sioux Falls on June 8 to consider petitions for declaratory rulings on four issues about whether the attending physician can delegate the task of writing orders to the following health care professionals for residents of a nursing facility and whether writing orders is within the scope of practice for those professionals as defined by state law.
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DOH schedules hearing on rules for EMRs

The South Dakota Department of Health has scheduled a June 6 hearing on the regulation of emergency medical responders (EMRs) and revised rules for emergency medical technicians (EMTs). The hearing is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. CDT at the Hayes Building, 600 E. Capitol Ave., Room 107.
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Community partners sought for Aging Gracefully Expo

South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley says a collaboration between the Attorney General's Consumer Protection Division and the South Dakota State University Extension Office will expand the Aging Gracefully Program (AGE) statewide.
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DOH seeks public input on Maternal and Child Health Block Grant submission

The South Dakota Department of Health is seeking public input as it prepares its FY 2018 Maternal and Child Health Block Grant submission to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB).
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DOH: South Dakota reports lowest ever rate of infant deaths in 2016

South Dakota reported its lowest ever rate of infant deaths in 2016. The state Department of Health says new data shows 12,270 births and 59 infant deaths in 2016 for a rate of 4.8 deaths per 1,000 live births. That’s a drop from 7.3 in 2015 and below the previous low of 5.5 in 2000.

DSS mailing out Disproportionate Share Payment surveys to inpatient hospitals

The South Dakota Department of Social Services (DSS) is mailing out Disproportionate Share Payment surveys to inpatient hospitals. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) published the final Medicaid Disproportionate Share Hospital (DSH) audit and reporting rule in the Federal Register on December 19, 2008.
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State amending Home and Community-Based Services (ASA) Waiver for South Dakotans

State officials are amending the Home and Community-Based Services (ASA) Waiver for South Dakotans as part of the transition of the Division of Adult Services and Aging (ASA) from the Department of Social Services (DSS) to the Department of Human Services (DHS).
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State seeking information on decisions to admit nursing home residents

The state Department of Health, Department of Social Services and Department of Human Services are seeking information that impacts a nursing facility’s decision to admit a nursing home resident. The information gathered from nursing home providers will be included in the annual review process related to the need for additional nursing facility beds or new nursing facilities.
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SD Diabetes Coalition introduces improved website

The South Dakota Diabetes Coalition has introduced an improved website. The coalition aims to collaboratively improve the quality of life for all South Dakotans at risk for, or affected by, diabetes. Visitors are encouraged to share the website with colleagues, patients, friends and family.