Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Welcome to our new “Associate Member Spotlight” where each week a different SDAHO associate member will be in the “spotlight” with a short Q&A interview.

This week’s spotlight in on A&B Business Solutions, a privately owned corporation.

What is the primary focus of your business? We are a technology company specializing in Grant Cardone Sales Training University, document management, managed print solutions, IT Help Desk, business equipment, coffee/water/office supplies and furniture. A&B Business Solutions is your one-stop shop for businesses. Come here and get everything you need!

When was A&B Business Solutions started? The business was started in Sioux Falls in 1981 by Art Sinkey and Bill Komings; that’s where the “A&B” comes from.

Who owns the business? Dennis Aanenson purchased the business in 1993.

How big is the business now? We have grown from a single location in Sioux Falls with three employees to 16 locations in five states (North Dakota, South Dakota, Wyoming, Minnesota, Nebraska and Iowa) with 120 full-time employees.

Do you have a business slogan?  “We’re always #2 because our customers are #1”.

What is A&B Business known for?  We have been nationally recognized for our award-winning service. Our commitment to service drives everything we do – from getting to know your business to recommending solutions that will make you more productive and profitable.

What is one thing people might be surprised to know about your business? We are the largest independently owned South Dakota corporation in our industry. We are heavily involved in community giving through many programs. Our “Seeds to Flowers” program is about giving back to our communities by donating 1,000 hours of volunteer time.  It is all a part of helping our communities grow!

How can people get in touch with you? Call us at 605-335-8520.

Do you have a website?  Yes!  It is www.abbusiness.com.

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Events This Month


15jun12:00 pm2:00 pmEMTALA 2 Part Series2-Part Series12:00 pm - 2:00 pm Event Type :Education Events,Webinar

15jun3:00 pm4:00 pmCovid's Impact on Trust in Health CareWebinar3:00 pm - 4:00 pm Event Type :Webinar

16jun10:00 am12:00 pmSDAHO District II Summer MeetingWebster, SD10:00 am - 12:00 pm Event Type :District Meeting

16jun1:00 pm2:00 pmMedical Marijuana and SD Department of HealthWebinar1:00 pm - 2:00 pm Event Type :Education Events,Webinar

17jun12:30 pm1:30 pmEmbracing High Reliability to Build Our New NormalWebinar Series12:30 pm - 1:30 pm Event Type :Education Events,Webinar


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June 15 at Noon - 2pm CST

This program will cover the following (Part 1 of 2):

  • OIG changes that every hospital should be aware of
  • Two-day visit with immediate jeopardy
  • Common deficiency report by CMS
  • Basic concept of EMTALA
  • Revised manual
  • New survey memos
  • How to locate copy of the EMTALA regulations
  • OCR memo and EMTALA investigations
  • OIG advisory opinions on EMTALA
  • Compliance program
  • CMS Survey memos regarding EMTALA
  • Impact of COVID-19 on EMTALA
  • EMTALA definitions and requirements
  • The Joint Commission standards
  • EMTALA sign requirements
  • To whom EMTALA applies
  • Reasonable registration process
  • Financial questions from patients
  • Patients who sign out AMA
  • Specialized capability
  • Policies and procedures required
  • Hospital recommendations


July 20 at Noon to 2pm CST

This program will cover the following (Part 2 of 2):

  • On-call physician issues
  • Dedicated emergency department
  • Central log
  • Special responsibilities
  • Meaning of “comes to the ED”
  • Definition of hospital property
  • EMTALA and outpatients
  • Capacity
  • Dedicated emergency department
  • Inpatients and observation patients
  • Medical screening exam
  • Certification of false labor
  • Born alive law and EMTALA
  • Minor child request for treatment
  • Telemetry
  • When diversion is allowed
  • Parking of patients
  • Helipad
  • State plans and EMTALA
  • Who can be a QMP
  • Waiver of sanctions
  • Requests for medications
  • Blood alcohol tests
  • Emergency medical condition
  • Stabilization
  • OB patients
  • Born-Alive Infant Protection Act and MLN clarification
  • Transfer and transfer forms
  • Behavioral health patients
  • QIO role with EMTALA