Thursday, August 11, 2022

Welcome to SDAHO’s Post-Acute Radar, designed to keep our post-acute providers updated on major changes in regulatory, quality and payment initiatives that may be heading your way.

Each page below contains a brief synopsis of an initiative, icons to show whether the initiative falls into regulatory, quality or payment categories, links to additional resources and a timeline of expected implementation dates and deadlines.

HRSA Awards $60M to Strengthen Rural Health Workforce

The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) recently awarded $45.7 million from the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) to develop the public health workforce...

American Heart Association Partners with Rural Hospitals to Improve Patient Outcomes

​Recent healthcare metrics demonstrate a concerning trend: rural Americans face higher mortality rates than urban residents. Data indicates that rural residents are at 30%...

Quality Corner: Tools to Combat Opioid Related Overdoses

Across the United States, there have been pressing concerns related to opioid related overdoses. Drug overdose related deaths have been increasing since 1999. Over...

SDAHO Annual Convention Focuses on Topics Important to SD Healthcare Professionals

​Register today for SDAHO’s Annual Convention and hear from experts on topics that are important to South Dakota healthcare professionals. It is time to...

SDAHO Long-Term Care Weekly Update August 5, 2022

Each week, through our Unified Voice Newsletter, recipients will receive an overview of state, federal, policy and additional issues impacting post-acute care. For SDAHO...

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...

LeadingAge 2022 Annual Meeting + EXPO Early Bird Pricing

Early bird pricing for the 2022 LeadingAge Annual Meeting + EXPO is available until Thursday, August 18. Save up to 20% when you register...

Congratulations to Marissa Troesen, Newest CPHQ

SDAHO congratulates Marissa Trosen, MPH, RRT on passing the CPHQ (Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality) exam. Marissa is the Director of Ancillary Services at...
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CMS Health Equity-Focused Measures

Consistent with the agency’s definition of health equity, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is working to advance health equity by designing, implementing,...

Calling All Social Workers: Continuing Education & Professional Development Opportunities

​SDAHO is providing the following professional development opportunities within the month of August. These opportunities are great – as you can stay in the...

August is National Immunization Awareness Month

August is National Immunization Awareness Month (NIAM). This annual observance highlights the efforts of healthcare professionals to protect patients of all ages against vaccine-preventable...

AHA Workforce Guide Focuses on Data and Technology

The AHA released section two of a three-part series that offers immediate and longer term strategies to help hospital and health system leaders navigate workforce challenges...

Register Today for SDAHO’s 96th Annual Convention & Exhibit Show

Registration is now open for SDAHO’s 96th Annual Convention and Exhibit Show. After canceling this event for the past two years, we are excited...

Breastfeeding Friendly Business Grant

The purpose of the Breastfeeding Friendly Business Grant is to have the business pledge their support for breastfeeding customers and employees as well as...

Grant Opportunities Available: Nursing Preceptor & Expansion of Nursing Programs

The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) recently announced they are accepting applications for two funding opportunities to help support nursing workforce with preceptor...

Hometown Healthcare Heroes: Pioneer Memorial Hospital and Health Services, Viborg, South Dakota

Congratulations to this month’s SDAHO Hometown Healthcare Heroes recipients, Pioneer Memorial Hospital and Health Services in Viborg, South Dakota. To help member facilities with workforce...
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CMS Released Home Health Proposed Rules

Recently, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released their proposed rules for the Home Health (HH) Prospective Payment System (PPS). SDAHO home...

CMS Releases Maternity Care Plan; States Expand Medicaid Postpartum Coverage

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) yesterday released a plan to improve health outcomes and reduce inequities for people during pregnancy, childbirth...

Clinical Recognition of Monkeypox

​​According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, an individual can recognize potential monkeypox infection based on the similarity of its clinical course...

South Dakota Ends Year with $115M Surplus

This week, the Interim Joint Committee on Appropriations heard testimony from the Bureau of Finance and Management (BFM) about the Fiscal Year 2022 year...

SDAHO Welcomes Klari Carlson to the Team

The South Dakota Association of Healthcare Organizations (SDAHO) recently welcomed Kari Carlson to the team, as Office Assistant. Klari has an administrative role assisting...

August Education Hot Topics: Community Health Workers, Guardianship, Inclusive Environments, Managing Online and Patient...

​August is filled with a variety of professional development opportunities, covering a wide variety of topics for the healthcare community. SDAHO members have complimentary...
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Meet Team SDAHO: Kallee Rydland, SDAHO Director of Operations and Assistant to the President

The South Dakota Association of Healthcare Organizations has served members for over 95 years, originally focusing on our state’s hospitals, and later expanding to...

SDAHO Long-Term Care Weekly Update July 22, 2022

Each week, through our Unified Voice Newsletter, recipients will receive an overview of state, federal, policy and additional issues impacting post-acute care. For SDAHO...

Hospitals and Health Systems Add More than 20,000 Jobs in June

Hospitals and health systems added 20,500 jobs in June, while U.S. jobs overall increased by 372,000, according to data released today by the Bureau of Labor...

Sonic Healthcare USA to Begin Monkeypox Testing, Increasing Nationwide Testing Capacity

Sonic Healthcare USA (Sonic) will begin testing for monkeypox using the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) orthopoxvirus test, which detects most non-smallpox...

SDAHO Brings Together Top Leaders from Across the State for Workforce Conversation

The South Dakota Association of Healthcare Organizations brought together top policy makers and educational leaders to talk nursing workforce needs in South Dakota during...

South Dakota Board of Regents and Board of Technical Education Focus on Workforce Needs...

The state's leading voices in education gathered in Pierre for a joint meeting. The Board of Education Standards (BOES), the Board of Regents (BOR),...

48th Annual Rocky Mountain Trauma and Emergency Medicine Conference

The Rocky Mountain Trauma and Emergency Medicine Conference is celebrating its 48th year of combined commitment to providing quality continuing education (CME, CNE, CE)...

Report Urges Action to Reduce Drug Overdose Deaths and Disparities

Drug overdose death rates in 2020 increased 44% among Black people and 39% among American Indian and Alaska Native people, compared with 22% for...

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