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.

Legislative Update: Week 7

This past week was a good week for healthcare at the 2024 South Dakota Legislature. Several measures that SDAHO is actively supporting or monitoring...

SDAHO Long-Term Care Weekly Update February 23, 2024

SDAHO Long-Term Care Weekly Update February 23, 2024  A Resource for Members Each week, through our Unified Voice Newsletter, recipients will receive an overview...

Brookings Health Stays on Top 100 Rural & Community Hospital List

Brookings, S.D. – Feb. 22, 2024 – For the ninth consecutive year Brookings Health System has been included by The Chartis Center for Rural Health...

UnitedHealth Group’s Change Healthcare Experiencing Cyberattack that Could Impact Health Care Providers and Patients...

Cybersecurity Advisory Change Healthcare, which is one of the largest health care technology companies in the United States, Feb. 21 was hit with a cyberattack...

CAPC Live Webinars for March & April

“The Center to Advance Palliative Care (CAPC) is a national organization dedicated to increasing the availability of quality, equitable health care for people living...

Next Generation Leaders Fellowship: Now Accepting Applications for 2024-2025

America’s hospitals and health systems are transforming to meet the changing needs of our patients and our communities. It is vital that future health...

Arts in Medicine

The University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine (USD SSOM) developed an "Arts in Medicine" program last fall.  The program focuses on visual arts,...

2024 SDAHO Post-Acute Partners in Care Conference Deadlines: Register Today

The South Dakota Association of Healthcare Organizations (SDAHO’s) Post-Acute Partners in Care Conference is right around the corner, April 10-11, 2024. This year’s event...

SDAHO Enterprises Excited to Partner with TOOTRiS a Child Care Network

SDAHO Enterprises is excited to announce a new strategic partnership with TOOTRiS, the nation’s largest Child Care Benefits platform, connecting parents with trusted providers....

Project ECHO Miniseries: Best Practices in Dementia Care

The National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO), in collaboration with the Alzheimer’s Association, will be hosting a new Project ECHO miniseries beginning March 7. This seven-session,...

Plan Now for the 2024 South Dakota Center for Nursing Workforce Symposium

Plan now to join the 2024 South Dakota Center for Nursing Workforce Symposium, taking place May 22, 2024, at the Hilton Garden Inn Downtown,...

SDAHO Attends AHA Rural Health Care Leadership Conference

More than 1,100 rural healthcare practitioners and leaders recently gathered in Orlando for the 37th Rural Health Care Leadership Conference hosted by AHA. The...

Legislative Update Week 6

Thursday marked week 6 of this year’s South Dakota Legislative session. So far we have seen healthcare-related legislation moving in a positive direction this...

SDAHO Long-Term Care Weekly Update February 16, 2024: A Resource for Members

Each week SDAHO provides members with an overview of state, federal, policy and additional issues impacting post-acute care. Each story will include a direct...

National POLST Collaborative Warns EPIC Users

The National POLST Collaborative (NPC), informed EPIC users of a change made to their system where they incorporated the National POLST model form into...

Sanford Announces New Full Continuum Senior Community

A press release published by Sanford Health on Tuesday February 13, 2024, announced Sanford's plans for a full continuum senior community. Below is the...

SDHFMA and Eide Bailly Host a Webinar Series for Critical Access Hospitals

Interested in learning more about Rev Cycle A-Z? Join the South Dakota Healthcare Financial Management Association (SDHFMA) and the Eide Bailly Healthcare Consulting team...

SDAHO Post-Acute Partners in Care Conference: Come Prepared to Learn, Grow & Be Inspired

This year’s South Dakota Association of Healthcare Organizations (SDAHO) Post-Acute Partners in Care conference is designed to educate, enlighten, and inspire those who attend. The...

Mental Health Memo: Healthy Communication: I can’t read your mind!

It's a fact that we all communicate with each other all the time, throughout the day, whether we want to or not. Communication is...

SDAHO Takes Part in Rural Health Policy Institute

This past week, South Dakota Association of Healthcare Organization’s (SDAHO) COO, Tammy Hatting took part in the National Rural Health Policy Institute held in...

RFA for DOH Cancer Programs Implementation Grant Announced

The SD Department of Health’s (DOH) Cancer Programs are pleased to announce the release of the Implementation Grant Request for Applications (RFA). The programs are...

SDAHO Webinar Highlight: LPN Scope of Practice Updates

Licensed practical nurses (LPN) are valuable team members in all healthcare settings. The South Dakota Board of Nursing recognized “significant updates to the LPN...

Gov. Noem Signs Bills to Promote Public Health into Law

Governor Kristi Noem signed five bills to promote public health into law. “These bills will keep South Dakotans safe and healthy,” said Governor Noem. “When xylazine,...

Maternal Syphilis Rates Rise in South Dakota

Syphilis infections during pregnancy more than tripled between 2016 and 2022 to 280 cases per 100,000 births, ranging from 46 per 100,000 in Maine...

Legislative Update: Week 5

We are officially halfway through the 2024 Legislative session and so far, the SDAHO advocacy team feels good about the work done so far,...

CAPC Webinars and Membership

According to their website, “The Center to Advance Palliative Care (CAPC) is a national organization dedicated to increasing the availability of quality, equitable health...

SDAHO Long-Term Care Weekly Update February 9, 2024: A Resource for Members

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...

February 14 is National Donor Day

Gifting life is the ultimate act of love. Observed every year on February 14, also known as Valentines Day, National Donor Day is an...
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CMS Shares FAQ from November Forum on Hospice MFT and MHC Use

In November, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) held an open-door forum, which discussed the new provisions allowing Marriage and Family Therapists...

SDAHO Now Offering Guardianship Education

If you are appointed to be someone’s “guardian” or you choose to be a “guardian” there is a lot to know and understand. First what...

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