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REPORT: South Dakota Hospitals Above U.S. Average for Medicare Penalties

(NPN) – South Dakota’s hospital wereslightly above the national average for being penalized on Medicare billings, according to a study released earlier this month by Kaiser Health News and National Public Radio.

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Federal Report Threatens 26 Rural Hospitals in South Dakota

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — A South Dakota official says 26 rural hospitals in the state are threatened by a federal agency's proposal that could eliminate the extra payments those hospitals get for service to Medicare patients.

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South Dakota Looks to Coordinated Care to Cut Medical Costs

South Dakota's Medicaid program is launching a new effort to trim spending by coordinating the care of chronically ill people in the state-federal program that pays the medical costs for poor people.

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South Dakota Rural Hospitals at Risk [AUDIO]

Rural hospitals would be pushed financially to the brink if recommendation proceeds.

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Timing Uncertain for Medicaid Computer System

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — State officials say they do not know when work will resume on a new computerized Medicaid management system because negotiations have not been completed with the company hired to do the work.

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AARP South Dakota Goes On The Road Again

AARP South Dakota kicks off its 2013 You’ve Earned a Say tour with a session in Sioux Falls, Thursday, May 30, from 1-2 pm at Active Generations.

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South Dakota Lawmakers Hold Hearing on Medicaid Expansion

PIERRE - South Dakota lawmakers are taking another look at the possibility of expanding Medicaid to cover thousands more people.

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Struggling Seniors Set to Win One, Lose One

WASHINGTON - First the good news: the Obama Administration has indicated through the White House Press Secretary that it will not agree to increase the eligibility age for Medicare as part of the upcoming sequester negotiations.

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Medicare Premiums Going Up $5 a Month for 2013

The government says Medicare premiums are going up $5 a month for 2013. That's less than expected, but it'll still eat up nearly one-fourth of the typical cost-of-living raise for retirees.

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Report on Privatized Medicare Cost Becomes Campaign Fodder

A study out today on how much a privatized Medicare system might cost recipients has already become fodder for the presidential campaigns.

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