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Upcoming SDAHO Education

Check out our upcoming online education for the month of December. Many of our webinars have continuing education units available for nursing home administrators and social workers. Click on the session title for more information and to register for the session.

December 7 | 1pm CST Opioids and Treatment Services in South Dakota  Presenter:  Department of Social Services, Division of Behavioral Health

This presentation will include an overview of substance use disorder treatment services available in South Dakota and the services that have been developed as a result of the federal SOR funding.

Participants that attend will:

  • Be presented with statewide and national data.
  • Learn about substance use treatment services that are available for clients within the Division of Behavioral Health system.
  • Become familiar with services that are available through the Avoid Opioid campaign and MAT services in South Dakota.

Protecting Access to Medicare Act (PAMA) requires applicable laboratories to report private payer rates for clinical laboratory services to the CMS; the data is necessary to calculate Medicare reimbursement rates for tests on the clinical laboratory fee schedule. In 2018, CMS included hospital “outreach” laboratories which submit claims for non-patient services to the list of entities that must report private payor data (if the hospital did more than $12,500 in specimen-only business with Medicare.)

While not all hospitals are required to report, failure to report (or incomplete, inaccurate reporting) may trigger significant financial penalties.  Is your hospital required to report? Find out now in order to avoid penalties for next report of private payor rates, due in the first quarter of 2022.

Hospital laboratories could face considerable risk if not compliant with the latest PAMA requirements. Reporting inaccurate information could result in continuing downward adjustments to the Clinical Laboratory Fee Schedule — carrying far-reaching budget implications for hospitals, physician practices, and independent laboratories.

This informative webinar with an interactive Q&A session is a must-attend event for everyone in your hospital and lab team responsible for gathering, analyzing, and reporting data to CMS. You’ll get answers to your toughest questions and master the knowledge you need to report accurate and complete data on time.

Learning Objectives:

At the conclusion of the webinar attendees will be able to:
  • Comprehend the CMS’ mandate for Lab PAMA reporting – who, what, why, and when
  • Recognize whether your hospital is required to report at all
  • Evaluate the organizational ability to collect and calculate the required data
  • Anticipate the consequences are for failure to report timely, accurate, and complete private payor data to CMS within the required reporting period.
December 9 | 11am CST Nursing Home Regulatory Update Presenter: LeadingAge
Learn about the effects of regulations and sub-regulatory guidance as well as other regulatory developments impacting nursing home operations. This presentation will share the impact of proposed regulations, agency and the administrations recommendations and CMS’s regulatory work plan for the upcoming year. Participants will understand the intersection of infection control and emergency preparedness from the experience of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Many professionals working with older adults with dementia have a story to share – the woman who never spoke but who could play the piano for hours or the man slumped over the table who sat up and sang his heart out. Music clearly makes a unique difference for some, so how can we extend this benefit to others? In this presentation, learn from a seasoned music therapist what we know now about the best ways to integrate music into caregiving for people with dementia. Gain skills you can use tomorrow – whether you’re a trained musician or can’t carry a tune in a bucket.


  • Identify 3 neurological and cultural explanations for the unique effectiveness of music in dementia care
  • Learn 3 key concepts for using music to create a pleasing environment and improving quality of life for individuals with dementia (without causing overstimulation)
  • Identify 3 key steps in using music to help with completing ADLs and reducing agitation and aggressive behaviors
  • Discuss music programs designed to help people with dementia (including music therapy, Music & Memory, and streaming services) and troubleshoot problems with participants’ existing programs
Check out our event calendar for other upcoming educational opportunities from SDAHO and other organizations. If you have any questions on SDAHO education, please contact Michella.Sybesma@sdaho.org.

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Events This Month


23apr10:00 am3:00 pmCreating a Culture of Safety: Proactive Strategies for Reducing and Preventing Workplace ViolenceSDAHO EVENT

23apr12:00 pm1:00 pmEnhancing Safety and Security Measures in Health CareAHA Webinar

24apr1:30 pm2:30 pmPreparing for the Survey Revisit, CMPs and Appeals (LTC Survey series)SDAHO Webinar

25apr11:00 am12:00 pmWE ARE… in Pain: A Program of Inclusive Research on Osteoarthritis Pain in African American Older AdultsCenter of Geriatric Nursing Excellence

25apr11:30 am12:30 pmDepression and Anxiety in the Seriously IllMJHS Hospice and Palliative Care Webinar

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