South Dakota Association of Healthcare Organizations

Advancing healthy communities through a unified voice across the health care continuum.

The SDAHO Story

Serving as the voice for South Dakota’s hospitals and healthcare organizations encompassing the full continuum of care, the South Dakota Association of Healthcare Organizations (SDAHO) represents a diverse membership with the goal of ensuring the highest quality of health care for South Dakotans.

The association is a not-for-profit organization spanning various types of institutional ownership, geographic location, size, and complexities of service. Members include hospitals, health care systems, nursing facilities, home health agencies, assisted living centers, and hospice organizations. Originally formed in 1926 as the South Dakota Hospital Association, in 1995 SDAHO united both acute and post-acute care providers under one unified vision advocating for a flourishing health care industry.

SDAHO serves its membership through information, education, and advocacy on the issues, challenges, and solutions delivering quality health care to a widespread and varied population. By staying abreast of the changing dynamics in a demanding industry, SDAHO is a trusted resource and leading advocate for its members as well as area policymakers.

Our Five Areas Of Responsibility:

Advocacy & Member Relations

Acute & Post Acute Services


Business Development

Quality Integration

Upcoming Events

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Council Meeting: Reimbursement

August 22, 2019

Council Meeting: Clinical and Quality Integration

August 23, 2019

SDAHO Board Meeting

September 18, 2019

Training: The Hallmarks of a Successful Post-Acute Care Network

October 7, 2019

Midwest Medical Edition

Midwest Medical Edition (MED Magazine) is the South Dakota Region's most respected and longest-standing news and business publication exclusively for doctors and other healthcare professionals.

Latest News

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PAC Going Strong

The SDAHO PAC Fundraising Campaign has received contributions totaling over $36,000. We are very close to surpassing last year's total! Contributions can be made until the...

Bridging the Generational Gap in the Workplace

Kicking off this year's convention will be a session will be Alicia Rainwater. Alicia is a Certified Keynote Speaker at The Center for Generational...

Final Rule Released for FY 2020 Long-term Acute-care Hospital Prospective Payment System

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently released a final rule to update the Medicare fee-for-service (FFS) prospective payment system (PPS) for...

IPPS Final Rule Released for Fiscal Year 2020

On August 2, 2019, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released the final federal fiscal year (FFY) 2020 payment rule for the...

Upcoming August Meetings for Mental Health Task Force Scheduled

Senate Concurrent Resolution 2, passed during the 2019 Legislation Session, included task forces to examine: Reduce the Overall Use of Acute Mental Health Hospitalizations Reduce the...

The Neighborhoods at Brookview Ranks as the Only Perfect Five-Star Nursing Home in South...

Brookings, S.D. – Aug. 15, 2019 – New quality data recently issued on Nursing Home Compare ranks The Neighborhoods at Brookview as the only...

Jan. 1 MACs to Accept Appropriate Use Claims Modifiers

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently announced that Medicare Administrative Contractors (MAC) should begin, effective Jan. 1, 2020, accepting the Healthcare...

SDHFMA CAH & RHC Medicare Bootcamp Sept. 17-20

The South Dakota Healthcare Financial Management Association's (SDHFMA) Critical Access Hospital (CAH) and Rural Health Clinic (RHC) Medicare Bootcamp is a four-day intensive course...

Affiliated Societies

These affiliates consist of individuals whose work contributes to the provision of quality health care in South Dakota.

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