Tuesday, August 3, 2021

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.

Register Today for SDAHO’s 95th Annual Convention & Exhibit Show

​​Registration is now open for SDAHO's 95th Annual Convention and Exhibit Show. For the past 95 years, SDAHO's Annual Convention has focused on educating,...

Healthcare Hero Highlight: Carrie Donovan

For years healthcare quality and safety efforts focused on the individual responsibility of nurses and other medical professionals. Today, the responsibility of quality and...

2021 PAC Campaign Update

The 2021 SDAHO Political Action Committee (PAC) fundraising campaign has reached $19,053. Thank you to everyone that has contributed! Contributions can be made until...

Mission Possible: Reducing the Impact of Substance Abuse and Mental Illness in Our Communities

​The South Dakota Area Health Education Center (SDAHEC) is excited to host Mission: Possible | Reducing the Impact of Substance Abuse and Mental Illness in...

Equip Your Team and Improve Patient Care with New TeamSTEPPS Video Toolkit

Provide communication tools for your team and better care for your patients with the new TeamSTEPPS Video Toolkit, a free resource brought to you by the...

DOH Notice of Public Hearing to Adopt Rules for South Dakota Medical Cannabis Program

The South Dakota Department of Health announced that a public hearing will be held on August 18, 2021, from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. CDT,...

CDC Issues New Masking Guidance for Vaccinated Individuals

The United States Center for Disease Control (CDC) has updated guidance for fully vaccinated people given new evidence on the B.1.617.2 (Delta) variant currently...

Legal Update on Vaccine Mandates as a Condition of Employment

On July 26, 2021, Cory Kallheim, LeadingAge's Vice President of Legal Affairs and Social Accountability, provided an update on vaccine mandates during a LeadingAge...
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SDAHO’s Upcoming Education for the Week of August 2

​Register today for the upcoming education during the week of August 2. Check out our event calendar for other upcoming educational opportunities from SDAHO and...

HHS and DOH Issue Guidance on “Long Covid” Disability Rights

As we commemorate the 31st anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the...

Healthcare Hero Highlight: Chad Skiles

Every day, in communities across the country, emergency medical service providers put themselves on the line to save lives, safeguard dangerous situations, and deliver...

Save the Date for the 2021 SDAHO Annual Convention

The 95th Annual South Dakota Association of Healthcare Organizations Convention will be held Sept. 22nd - Sept. 24th at the Sioux Falls Convention Center....

Hospital Price Transparency Penalty Increase in Proposed CMS Rule

This week, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a proposed rule that includes updates to the hospital price transparency rule. To...

Funding Opportunities: Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Issues

The South Dakota Department of Social Services, Division of Behavioral Health, invites you to apply for several funding opportunities that can be used to...
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CMS Proposed OPPS Rule

On July 19 the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released a proposed rule for 2022, regarding the Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS)....

How to Pick a Cybersecurity Solution: Podcast

Hospitals and health systems have frequently been the target of high-impact ransomware attacks. In this podcast, John Riggi, American Hospital Association senior advisor for...

Well-Child Provider Scorecard and Resources

On July 15, 2021, South Dakota Medicaid announced that they will be sending providers a well-child provider scorecard. The card will compare the percentage...

Public Health Emergency Extended 90 Days

On July 19, 2021, Xavier Becerra, Secretary of Health and Human Services, renewed the determination that a public health emergency (phe) exists due to...

Livanta to Start Medicare Claim Review Activities in South Dakota

Livanta, a Medicare Beneficiary and Family Centered Care - Quality Improvement Organization (BFCC-QIO) will soon be conducting claim review activities for Medicare in South...

Summer Trustee Quarterly Newsletter Now Available

The Trustee Quarterly newsletter for Summer 2021 is now available, with the theme focusing on the importance of building a strong workforce and the...

SDAHO Releases 2021 Legislator Score Card

The South Dakota Association of Healthcare Organizations (SDAHO) tracks legislator actions on legislation relative to the position taken by the SDAHO Policy Council. SDAHO...

Healthcare Hero Highlight: Lacey Rohrbach

According to Webster's Dictionary, a hero is "a person admired for achievements and noble qualities," and "one who shows great courage." This past year...
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DOH Confirms Detection of West Nile Virus Pools in Brookings and Codington Counties

The South Dakota Department of Health confirmed the first West Nile virus (WNV) mosquito pools of the season have been detected in Brookings and Codington...

South Dakota Board of Nursing Rule Update

The Department of Health (DOH) has proposed updated rules for the South Dakota Board of Nursing (SDBON). The rules update the applications for licensure...

SDAHO Welcomes Becky Heisinger as Director of Quality Integration

The South Dakota Association of Healthcare Organizations welcomes Becky Heisinger! Becky recently joined SDAHO as the Director of Quality Integration. Within the position, Becky...

Submit Nominations for SDAHO Quality Excellence Awards – NOW!

Time is running out to submit your nominations for The Quality Excellence Awards which recognize outstanding achievements, innovation and effective quality improvement and patient...

Telemedicine and Telephonic Services Updates

South Dakota Medicaid removed the Same Community Services restrictions for telemedicine services. Medicaid will now cover telemedicine services for providers and recipients located in...

New Physician Recruiting Incentives Report

​Each year, Merritt Hawkins, the nation’s leading physician search firm, releases a report showing the starting salaries, signing bonuses and other incentives used to...

Administration Issues Surprise Billing Protections Interim Rule

On July 1, the Biden Administration introduced an interim final rule instructing mediators to consider median in-network rates when determining how much an insurer...

Nominate a Community Star: South Dakota Office of Rural Health

South Dakota Office of Rural Health is dedicated to bringing attention to the outstanding contributions of those who are working to improve health in...

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