Board of Nursing proposes changes to the unlicensed assistive personnel registry

The South Dakota Board of Nursing is proposing changes to the ARSD Chapter to amend the definition section to include a registrant and add...
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SDAHO PAC campaign continues

Your donations to the SDAHO PAC campaign are vitally important to the association’s advocacy efforts. These dollars support sound health care policy and impact elections in South Dakota and in Washington D.C.

The Beach, the only place where salt lowers your blood pressure… PAC raffle tickets...

This year, the PAC set a goal to raise an additional $10,000 by offering a raffle for a seven-day trip to Hawaii valued at $5,000 and for a beautiful quilt crafted by Darcy Duke valued at $500.
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CMS proposes to cancel major bundled payment initiatives

The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has proposed canceling two bundled payment models, the cardiac and expanded joint replacement models. The proposed rule,...

Veterans choice appropriations bill signed by the president

President Trump signed into law the VA Choice and Quality Employment Act of 2017 last week. The legislation provides $2.1 billion in funding to...

Hospice Compare goes live

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released Hospice Compare this week. The data published on the site represents data collected from October...

Southeast Tech adds education options to advance workforce efforts

Southeast Tech is offering a new option to attain a medical coding AAS degree as a hybrid program which is taught primarily online with...
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CMS finalizes payment and quality rules for post-acute providers

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently issued three final rules outlining 2018 Medicare payment rates for skilled nursing facilities, hospice, and...
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Explanation of special status calculation for Quality Payment Program (QPP)

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has introduced new information on qpp.cms.gov that indicates whether clinicians have “special status” which would allow...
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Final rule released for FY2018 Medicare inpatient payments (IPPS)

On Aug. 2, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released a final rule to update the hospital inpatient prospective payment system (IPPS)...
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340B webinar scheduled for August 15

The American Hospital Association (AHA) will hold a webinar on Tuesday, August 15, 2017, from 1:00 to 2:00 pm (CT) for member hospitals, including...
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FY 2018 LTCH PPS Medicare fee-for-service final rule released

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently released its final rule to update the Medicare fee-for-service long-term acute-care hospital (LTCH) prospective payment...

Inpatient psychiatric facilities (IPF) payment update issued for FY 2018

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently released a notice updating the Medicare fee-for-service payment rates for inpatient psychiatric facilities (IPFs) for...

Healthy Hometown powered by Wellmark available in South Dakota

Did you know your zip code could impact your health more than your genetic code? When it comes to overall health — zip code...

CMS Director of the Office of Minority Health to Speak at Annual Convention

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