The challenges of reimbursement are numerous in this unpredictable health care environment; however, SDAHO remains focused on what matters most: protecting the ability of South Dakota health care facilities to provide care.
In addition to their caring role, SD health care facilities are an important part of the state and local economies and economic development strategies. Therefore, it's important that they be financially strong and stable. Their financial strength is intimately tied to payments from Medicare and Medicaid. According to data from the Kaiser Family Foundation, 25% of the patients in SD are covered by one of these programs. Reductions in reimbursement from these government programs not only adversely impact health care facilities and their employees, but also state and local government and the broader economy.
Here you will find the latest information on a state and federal level that impacts your business. Along with valuable data that will help your organization make the best financial and strategic decisions possible.
How To Access DataSouth Dakota hospitals are taking the lead in their communities to more actively involve people in decisions affecting their health by providing ready access to current, valid information. South Dakota hospitals now report quality information to "South Dakota Hospital Quality Indicators". Data related to hospital charges, utilization, and payer-mix are reported publicly to "South Dakota Hospital PricePoint". These two web-based applications provide platforms that standardize, for the first time, how these important data are collected, reported, and now published in South Dakota. Explore the connections below and see firsthand how South Dakota hospitals are committed to helping consumers become more active participants in decisions related to their care.