Sunday, June 20, 2021

DSS Launches Program to Help with Behavioral Health Costs

The Department of Social Services (DSS) recently launched the Behavioral Health Voucher Program, offering funding assistance and support for...

DSS Public Hearing on Behavioral Health Telemedicine and Audio-Only Services

The Department of Social Services (DSS) will be holding a public hearing on July 9 at 11:00 am CST...

Ombudsman Services Rules Passed by Interim Rules Committee

On June 7, the Interim Rules Review Committee unanimously approved Ombudsman Services Rules brought by the Department of Human...

Interim Rules Committee Review Approves Newborn Screening for Spinal Muscular Atrophy

On June 7th, the Interim Rules Review Committee unanimously approved new Department of Health rules to add spinal muscular...
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DOH Seeks Public Input for Block Grant

The South Dakota Department of Health (DOH) is seeking public input as it prepares its FY 2022 Maternal and Child Health...

Maternal and Child Health Policy Innovations

​South Dakota was selected to participate in the National Academy for State Health Policy Maternal and Child Health Policy Innovations...

DHS Seeks Comments on HCBS HOPE Waiver Renewal

The South Dakota Department of Human Services, Division of Long Term Services and Supports, is seeking public comment on...

Governor Noem Calls for Raising Mental Health Awareness

PIERRE – Governor Kristi Noem has proclaimed May as Mental Health Awareness Month in South Dakota. The goal is...

South Dakota Medicaid launches Provider Revalidation through New Provider Enrollment Portal

South Dakota Medicaid has launched a new provider enrollment portal to assist providers completing revalidation. Providers are required to...

Project Firstline Seeks Frontline Professional Feedback

We know COVID won’t be the last threat. As new diseases emerge, we want to make sure EVERYONE in...

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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