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Public Policy Tipoffs Involving North Dakota Newsletter for Sunday April 05, 2020 ( 3 items )  

Sanford Health Plan Covers Full Treatment Cost for COVID-19
SIOUX FALLS, South Dakota, April 4 -- Sanford Health issued the following news: The Sanford Health Plan announced it is waiving all out-of-pocket costs for COVID-19 treatment through May 31, 2020. This means the health plan will cover all costs for testing and treatment for its members, including outpatient care and inpatient hospital stays. This includes all fully insured group and individual plans across the plan's footprint in North Dakota, South Dakota, Iowa and Minnesota. Out-of-pocket c  more

Sanford Health: 90-Minute Rapid Coronavirus Tests Now Available
SIOUX FALLS, South Dakota, April 4 -- Sanford Health issued the following news: Sanford Health can now use a test for COVID-19 with results available in 90 minutes. These rapid tests will be used for the highest priority patients including those who are hospitalized, health care workers and elderly adults living in long-term care facilities. The rapid tests are now available in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, and Fargo, North Dakota. Depending on the shipment of supplies, rapid tests could be avai  more

Sanford Health: Nurses Sacrifice Family Time to Care for COVID-19 Patients
SIOUX FALLS, South Dakota, April 1 -- Sanford Health issued the following news: Last month, Sanford Health in Bismarck, North Dakota, designated an entire clinic for COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus. It didn't take long for steadfast front-line employees to staff the clinic. Two of those employees are Lisa Shook and Taylor Silbernagel. They both jumped in to help and have screened hundreds of patients the last few weeks for COVID-19. "I feel like I'm helping the community  more