Tuesday, January 31, 2023

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.

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...

Skyler Langer, RN, with Monument Health Spearfish Shares Why He Chose His Hometown To...

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...

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...

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....

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...

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...

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,...

South Dakota State University Palliative Care Grant

South Dakota State University Palliative Care Grant: “Adapting an Early Palliative Care Intervention for American Indians and Rural Patients with Advanced Cancer” is...

Case Management Bootcamp Series Begins in February

Whether you are new to case management or a seasoned pro, this Case Management webinar series will provide you with the latest and most...

Columbia University Hospice Research Project Survey

Hospice Foundation of America (HFA) is supporting the research led by medical student Catherine Lowenthal and her team at Columbia University to better understand...

SOAR Offering Health and Wellness Professionals Training and Technical Assistance on Human Trafficking

January is National Human Trafficking Prevention Month. The National Human Trafficking Training and Technical Assistance Center offers ways to assist health and wellness professionals....

Register for Upcoming Webinars for the Week of January 30

Register today for SDAHO Education and earn continuing education credits and grow in your professional development. SDAHO members will receive all virtual education for no...

Cheri Fast and Jessica Danko first in the NATION to be awarded the CBIC...

Congratulations! Cheri Fast and Jessica Danko, South Dakota Foundation for Medical Care project managers, are among the first in the NATION to be awarded the...

HHS Bulletin Reviews Latest Cyberthreats to Health Care

​ The latest quarterly bulletin from the Department of Health and Human Services’ Healthcare Cybersecurity Coordination Center reviews cyberthreats to the health care sector in...

Fake Pills Kill: The Increasing Danger of Fentanyl

Counterfeit (fake) pills containing deadly amounts of fentanyl, a synthetic opioid, are being seized in unprecedented quantities by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) in...

2023 SDAHO Legislative Update: Week 2

Last Tuesday kicked off the 98th South Dakota Legislative Session. The first week involved several informational meetings, with little committee action. Week 2 has...

SDAHO Long-Term Care Weekly Update January 20, 2023: A New Resource for Members

SDAHO Long-Term Care Weekly Update January 20, 2023: A New Resource for Members Each week, through our Unified Voice Newsletter, recipients will receive...

Hometown Healthcare Hero: Rachel Hawkins, RN with Monument Health Spearfish

The South Dakota Association of Healthcare Organizations (SDAHO) continues to recognize and celebrate Monument Health Spearfish as this months Hometown Healthcare Hero member facility...

Hospitals Can Apply for Grants to Prevent, Treat Opioid Use Disorders

Nonprofit hospitals and emergency departments, including free standing EDs and Rural Emergency Hospitals, can apply through March 6 for up to $500,000 per year...

SDAHO Brings Back Donna Wright for Performance Appraisal Webinar

The South Dakota Association of Healthcare Organizations (SDAHO) is excited to bring back Donna Wright, for our upcoming webinar: Performance Appraisal: Employee Evaluation Made...

LeadingAge Releases Digital Transformation in Aging Services Guide

​LeadingAge Center for Aging Services Technology (CAST) released a new white paper presenting the benefits of digital transformation and the keys to success. Digital...
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CMS Adds Another Layer of Oversight for Nursing Homes

​On January 18, the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released a new regulatory memo QSO-23-05-NH launching audits of schizophrenia coding and displaying...

Professional and Patient Alzheimer’s and Related Dementias Training

Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementias affect 55 million people worldwide. In the United States, 5.8 million people aged 65 and older are affected. It...

SDAHO Education for the Week of January 23

Register today for SDAHO Education and earn continuing education credits and grow in your professional development. SDAHO members will receive all virtual education for no...

SGIM Updates List of Common Tests, Procedures to Question

To help guide physician and patient conversations as part of the American Board of Internal Medicine’s Choosing Wisely campaign, the Society of General Internal Medicine...

HHS Awards Nearly $245 Million to Support Youth Mental Health and Help the Health...

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has awarded nearly $245 million in Bipartisan Safer Communities Act funding – $185.7 million from...

January is National Human Trafficking Prevention Month

January is National Human Trafficking Prevention Month. Every year since 2010, the President has dedicated the month to raise awareness about human trafficking and to...

Respecting Choices Advance Care Planning Training

Respecting Choices is one of the leading organizations for Advance Care Planning Training.  They originally started in 1985 when Bud Hammes, a clinical ethicist,...

Healthcare Workforce Center Newsletter Winter 2022/23 Now Available

The Office of Rural Health within the South Dakota Department of Health has released the latest Healthcare Workforce Center Newsletter for the winter of...
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DOL Extends Nursing Grant Application Deadline to Jan 20

​The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has extended to Jan. 20 the deadline for nonprofit organizations, educational institutions and tribal organizations to apply for up...

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