Saturday, February 4, 2023

SDAHO Legislative Update: Week 4

This past Friday wrapped up week 4 of the 2023 Legislative session and things are beginning to pick up. Wednesday was the last day for a bill or resolution...

SDAHO Long-Term Care Weekly Update Feb 3, 2023

Each week, through our Unified Voice Newsletter, recipients will receive an overview of state, federal, policy and additional issues impacting post-acute care. Each story will include a direct link...

Monument Health Spearfish Offering Healthcare Careers in the Heart of the Black Hills

The South Dakota Association of Healthcare Organizations (SDAHO) continues to recognize and celebrate Monument Health Spearfish as this month’s Hometown Healthcare Hero member facility and community. To help member facilities...

Quality Corner: A Day in the Life of Quality Professional

Jess Whitney is the clinical quality coordinator for Monument Health Custer and Lead-Deadwood Hospitals. Jess has two young daughters, which means her day starts early rushing them to school...

SDAHO Education for the Week of February 6

Register for SDAHO Education, earn continuing education credits and grow in your professional development. SDAHO members will receive all virtual education for no additional cost. New this year, registration will...

Report: 2022 Worst Financial Year for Hospitals Since Start of Pandemic

Last year was the worst financial year for U.S. hospitals and health systems since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, as growth in expenses outpaced growth in revenues and...

MCAG’s Recovery Service Next Filing Deadline is Feb 17

SDAHO Enterprises Endorsed Business Partner, Managed Care Advisory Group (MCAG) recovered over $20 million for its healthcare clients this past year, and expects to distribute tens of millions in...

Grant Opportunities Available through the SDDOH Support SD Cancer Plan

The South Dakota Tobacco Control Program is excited to announce two grant opportunities that opened January 13, 2023. The Tobacco Disparities Grant is to promote health equity by incorporating a...

Gov. Noem Signs Housing Bill into Law

Gov. Kristi Noem signed SB 41, which frees up $200 million in housing infrastructure investment, into law. “We are thankful that this bill has been revised so that these dollars can...

HHS Alerts Health Sector to Pro-Russian Hacktivist Threat

A pro-Russian hacktivist group known for distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks against countries supporting Ukraine on Jan. 28 allegedly released attack lists for hospitals and medical organizations in several countries,...

Be the Beat for Your Family and Community to Celebrate Heart Month this February

More than 350,000 cardiac arrests occur outside of a hospital in the United States each year, according to data from the American Heart Association. That’s why this year, the...
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State Health Assessment and State Health Improvement Plan

The South Dakota Department of Health (DOH) is taking steps to improve the health of South Dakota residents by evaluating and improving the public health system. As part of...

SDAHO Nurse Leadership program has started!

The SDAHO Nurse Leadership program had its first session last Thursday, January 26. Program participants traveled from throughout South Dakota to Sioux Falls to network and grow in their...

MCAG’s Recovery Service for $5.5B in Funds

Don’t miss the next settlement claim filing deadline on February 3! Our partner, Managed Care Advisory Group (MCAG) recovered over $20 million for its healthcare clients this past year and expects...

Skyler Langer, RN, with Monument Health Spearfish Shares Why He Chose His Hometown To Start His Healthcare Career

Monument Health Spearfish is this month’s South Dakota Association of Healthcare Organizations (SDAHO) Hometown Healthcare hero member facility. To help member facilities with workforce needs, SDAHO launched the Hometown...

SDAHO Long-Term Care Weekly Update January 27, 2023

  Each week, through our Unified Voice Newsletter, recipients will receive an overview of state, federal, policy and additional issues impacting post-acute care. Each story will include a direct link...

SDAHO Legislative Update: Week 3

​ ​ This past Thursday wrapped up week 3 of the 2023 Legislative session. As anticipated, committee hearings and floor debates are beginning to pick up. So far, SDAHO is actively...

Are you Ready for the New PRF and ARP Rural Reporting Requirements?

​HRSA recently revised the Provider Relief Fund (PRF) reporting requirements to include how to report on the American Rescue Plan (ARP) rural payments that many providers received and the future...

Gov. Noem Funds Equipment at South Dakota Tech Colleges

Governor Kristi Noem announced $10 million in funding for modern equipment at South Dakota’s four technical colleges. The funding will come from Future Funds and thus will not require...

February 7 CAPC Training on 2023 Palliative Care Billing and Coding Changes

In 2023, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and the American Medical Association (AMA) have simplified and streamlined medical billing for providers, with more emphasis placed on...