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Meeting held with officials from Indian Health Services

Recently, administrative leaders from the North Dakota Hospital Association (NDHA) and the South Dakota Association of Healthcare Organizations (SDAHO) met in Aberdeen with James...

SD DSS holds informational webinars on Medicaid portal

The South Dakota Department of Social Services, Office of Medical Services has announced the added ability to perform eligibility inquiries within the Medicaid Portal...

CMS proposes Medicaid DSH reduction methodology

CMS released a proposed rule on July 28th that delineates a methodology for implementing the Affordable Care Act aggregate reductions to state Medicaid Disproportionate...

Senate vote anticipated on ACA “Repeal” legislation

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) has indicated he will bring to the Senate floor early next week a Motion to Proceed to a...

Webinar: SD Medicaid for LTC Facilities

SD Medicaid will be hosting a webinar specifically designed to answer questions for nursing homes, hospice care, and assisted living facilities. Please contact Lori...

Debate resumes on BCRA; Senate delays recess

Congress is back in session this week and the Senate will delay their August recess by two weeks as work continues on health care...

South Dakota Medicaid hosting webinar for nursing homes, hospice, assisted living...

South Dakota Medicaid is hosting a Monday, July 17 webinar to answer questions from nursing homes, hospice care, and assisted living facilities. The webinar begins at 10 a.m. CDT/8 a.m. MDT. If there are other specific questions you would like addresses, please forward those to Lori Lawson at any time.

Senate may consider equal funding for Medicaid in low-cost States

Senate Republicans may consider providing equal funding to states, like South Dakota, with low Medicaid spending costs. Sen. Mike Rounds has indicated that he...

Report identifies AHCA could result in nearly $9 billion Medicaid funding...

A new report released this week outlines the potential for significant funding disparities between states that expanded Medicaid (expansion states) when compared to states...

Medicare Hospital Wage Index review for 2018

Medicare Hospital Wage Index and Occupational Mix Data Analysis reports for 2018 will be released in the near future. Members are advised to review...