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CMS Director of the Office of Minority Health to Speak at...

We are pleased to announce that Dr. Cara James, Director of the Office of Minority Health at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services...

AHA holds Rural Policy Forum

The American Hospital Association (AHA) recently hosted, rural hospital and health system leaders at the 2nd Annual Rural Policy Forum.  SDAHO board member Bryan...

CMS seeking applications for Rural Community Hospital Demonstration extension

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is encouraging rural hospitals offering 24-hour emergency care services with fewer than 51 acute care inpatient beds to apply for the five-year extension of the Rural Community Hospital Demonstration.

Office of Rural Health seeking feedback on proposed rules

The Office of Rural Health/EMS Program is seeking feedback on the proposed rules package following successful passage of Senate bill 48 which allows...

CMS revisiting guidance on “shared space” arrangements

In many South Dakota communities, hospitals have developed “shared space” arrangements with other providers, such as visiting specialists, to ensure access to care. These...

RHC Program hosting online webinar series

The Rural Health Care Program is hosting an online webinar series to help those thinking of applying to the HCF Program or Telecommunications Program. Each webinar will cover important milestones, discuss what information is on each form and offer a step-by-step walkthrough of each form. Sign up for one or all the webinars below:

IHS announces expanded National Health Service Corps opportunities

The Indian Health Service (IHS) and the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) has announced that 27 additional IHS and tribal hospitals are eligible...

State office releases rural health clinic most common deficiencies

The South Dakota Office of Licensure and Certification has released the most common deficiencies for rural health clinics. The office says one of the most...

CMS seeks applicants for rural health grants

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is soliciting applications for the Rural Health Network Development Planning Grant Program. The Network Planning program aims...

AHA: Urge senators to support 21st Century Cures Act

The American Hospital Association is urging members to contact their U.S. senators and urge them to support the revised 21st Century Cures Act (H.R....