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Community Health Workers in South Dakota

Community health workers (CHW) can help Medicaid recipients navigate the healthcare system and provide health coaching, promotion, and education. CHW services are reimbursable by South Dakota Medicaid for providers enrolled as a CHW agency.
South Dakota Medicaid works closely with the Community Health Worker Collaborative of South Dakota (CHWSD) to promote these services. The CHWSD has compiled several tools in a single location for providers wanting to learn more about Medicaid coverage and enrolling as a Community Health Worker Agency. Resources available include the following:
  • A Provider Enrollment Checklist
  • Policies and Procedures Template and Checklist
  • Links to the Provider Enrollment Portal
  • Links to the Medicaid Billing and Policy Manual, and
  • Type 2 Billing NPI Resources
For more information on the CHW Collaborative of South Dakota please visit their website at chwsd.org.

Join Ben Tiensvold, Community Outreach Coordinator, Community Health Worker Collaborative of South Dakota (CHWSD) on August 30, as he discusses past, present and future work that was completed and is to be completed to develop a sustainable Community Health Worker (CHW) workforce in South Dakota. The CHWSD is a relatively new organization funded through the South Dakota Department of Health with the mission to promote, support, and sustain the CHW profession in South Dakota. The presentation will include an overview of the organization and the CHW profession, how organizations can implement CHWs within their workforce, and an overview of the CHWSD’s 3-year strategic plan. Information will also be presented regarding reimbursement models available to ensure CHW sustainability, as well as funding opportunities to start a CHW program. To register and learn more about the Community Health Worker program, click here.

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