Tuesday, October 26, 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.

Skilled Nursing Documentation for PDPM

​As nursing homes experience unprecedented staff turnover, the need became apparent to get “back to the essentials” and provide education related to essentials for...

CDC Expands Eligibility for COVID-19 Booster Shots

Today, CDC Director Rochelle P. Walensky, M.D., M.P.H., endorsed the CDC Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices’ (ACIP) recommendation for a booster shot of COVID-19...

SDAHO Opens Office in Pierre

The South Dakota Association of Healthcare Organizations is excited to announce it now has an office in Pierre. SDAHO’s mission to advance healthy communities...
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CMS Innovation Center Releases White Paper on its Strategy for the Next Decade

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) Innovation Center recently released a strategic plan to guide its health care payment and delivery models and...

Juneanne Volk, RN Honored with SDAHO Distinguished Service Award for Healthcare Hero of the...

Congratulations to Juneanne Volk, RN (retired 2018) for recieving the 2021 SDAHO Distinguished Service Award for Healthcare Hero of the Year.  Juneanne has served...

The Department of Health and Human Services Renews Public Health Emergency

The Department of Health and Human Services has renewed the COVID-19 public health emergency declaration for another 90 days effective Oct. 18. The extension...

CDC Updates Medical Conditions Associated with Higher COVID-19 Risk for Adults

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) updated the list of underlying medical conditions that put adults of any age at higher risk...

National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day is Saturday, October 23, 2021

The South Dakota Department of Health would like to remind all South Dakotans to dispose of any unused prescription drugs safely by taking part...

HRSA Webinar Oct. 21 on Applying for COVID-19 Relief Funds

The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) will host the last in a series of webinar sessions on how to apply for a portion...

Fall 2021 Trustee Quarterly Newsletter Now Available

The Trustee Quarterly newsletter for Fall 2021 is now available with the theme focusing on disaster planning. When hospitals were inundated with COVID-19 patients...

Leadership Lessons with Becky Nelson: A Lasting Legacy

Becky Nelson, RN and retired Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Sanford Health has often shared career advice and guidance to those...

HQ Principles Online Course Now Available for Rural Hospitals

The South Dakota Association of Healthcare Organizations (SDAHO) is offering a self-paced, online course through the National Association of Healthcare Quality (NAHQ) to assist...

How to Retain and Reward Top Talent in Today’s Healthcare Industry

How to retain and reward top talent in the healthcare industry are areas leadership struggle with daily, especially in today’s environment. House Bill 1154-...

HHS Provider Relief Fund Portal Open until October 26

​The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has announced an additional opportunity to apply for both Provider Relief Fund (PRF) Phase 4...

Funding Available to Implement Cancer Prevention and Control Efforts

The South Dakota Department of Health’s Cancer Programs is pleased to announce the release of the Implementation Grant Request for Applications (RFA). The programs...

CDC Releases Initial Document Outlining Information for Pediatric COVID-19 Vaccination Planning

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released an initial document intended to assist jurisdictions across the country in planning for the...

SDAHO Hosts 340B Drug Panel Session

SDAHO will host a panelist discussion of topics related to 340B on November 11 at 12-1pm CT. Join pharmacists from Avera, Monument and Sanford...

SDAHO Celebrates Healthcare Quality Week October 17-23

​SDAHO is excited to celebrate Healthcare Quality Week October 17-23. The annual event is brought to you by the National Association of Healthcare Quality...

Youth E-Cigarette Use Remains Serious Public Health Concern Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

​A study recently released from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimated that...

Workplace Drug Testing Policy: Do’s & Don’t with Legal

With medical marijuana considered legal at the state level and remaining illegal under federal law, this legislation creates unique challenges for employers. From making...

CMS Releases No Surprises Act Part II Interim Final Rule

The Office of Personnel Management, and the departments of Health and Human Services, Labor, and Treasury, issued an interim Final Rule on October 7...

Earn up to 11.5 NCCAP Credits with Recreation and Activities Professional Education Series

On October 18-21, 2021, SDAHO is partnering with LeadingAge New York to offer a Recreation & Activities Professionals Webinar Series, where participants can earn...

Mental Health Support Available in South Dakota

As Mental Illness Awareness Week kicks off, the Department of Social Services (DSS) wants South Dakotans to know there is help available for those...

Clearing the Smoke: Clinical Evidence

As you look for continuing education hours or are searching for content for yourself or your team, especially as it pertains to medical marijuana,...

HHS Issue Guidance on HIPAA and Vaccines in the Workplace

The Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Office of Civil Rights (OCR) recently issued guidance to help the public understand when the Health Insurance...

United Against The Flu

United Against the Flu is a collaborative effort by several national health care organizations in coordination with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention...

South Dakota MOST – A transportable Medical Order Honoring the Patient’s Wishes

​On March 27, 2019 Governor Noem signed into law Senate bill 118 to establish certain provisions regarding advance care planning and allow the execution...

National Physician Assistant Week October 6-12, 2021

National Physician Assistant week is celebrated every year from October 6-12. The week is set aside to celebrate and increase awareness of the Physician...

Check out SDAHO’s Updated Health Care Workforce Resource Center Webpage

The South Dakota Healthcare Workforce Resources Center was put together by SDAHO to provide our members with resources to help them recruit and retain...

Nine Recognized with SDAHO Affiliate Society Awards

The South Dakota Association of Healthcare Organizations has 12 affiliated Societies. These affiliates consist of individuals whose work contributes to the provision of quality...

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