Sunday, June 20, 2021

SDHHRA Award Nominations

The SD Healthcare Human Resource Association (SDHHRA) sponsors two awards that are presented at the SDAHO Annual Convention Awards...
Distinguished Service Awards

SDAHO Distinguished Service Awards Nominations –Now Open for 2021

The South Dakota Association of Healthcare Organizations is accepting nominations for Distinguished Service Awards. The Distinguished Service Awards were...

Sanford Health Announces PLEDGE Study

Published April 19, 2021 by Med Magazine Sanford Health, the largest rural health system in the country, launched the PLEDGE...

Physician Assistants Play Vital Role in Rural South Dakota Healthcare

​Published May 20, 2021 - by Med Magazine:   Healthcare in Rural South Dakota continues to change, as healthcare leaders look...

SDAHO Healthcare Hero: Sarah Smith, RN, Monument Health, Rapid City

Those who become a nurse often do so to make a difference in the lives of others, by improving...

SDAHO Sharing Information and Connecting with the Community

The SDAHO Team were special guest presenters for the Coalition on Aging monthly meeting, this past week. Members of...

National Spotlight on Hospital & Health System Mergers and Financial Health

There are a number of events this week focused on hospital mergers and acquisitions and financials that could generate...

People Matter, Words Matter

May is a time to raise awareness of those living with mental or behavioral health issues and to help...

Monument Health Custer Hospital Earns National Recognition

The National Rural Health Association recently announced that Monument Health Custer Hospital is among the nation’s top 20 Critical...

Welcome Deb Willett to the SDAHO Team

SDAHO welcomes Deb Willett! Deb recently joined SDAHO as the Office Assistant. Within the position Deb will work closely...

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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