The Council on Public Policy met recently to review and discuss two important South Dakota Association of Healthcare Organization reports. The first, a summary of the 2018 state legislative session, briefly outlines which health care-related legislation was passed and/or defeated.

The council also reviewed a draft of the annual Federal Issues Brief. The brief, which will be shared with all members, includes information and descriptions of the top regulatory, legislative, Medicare and Medicaid health care issues in the areas of acute care and post-acute care.