Funding for physician payment changes must be front and center

11/11/2013

We are approaching the end of the year, a time for college football bowls and New Year’s Eve celebrations. Amid the frivolity of these popular winter events, Congress will postpone adjustments to the flawed Medicare sustainable grow rate (SGR) formula until the end of the year. Without appropriate congressional action, Medicare payments to physicians and other health professionals will decline … Read More

Final webinar scheduled for today at 4 p.m.

11/11/2013

Working with InsMed Insurance Agency, Inc., the Dallas-Fort Worth Hospital Council (DFWHC) will be hosting the final of three free webinars “Financial Planning 101” today at 4 p.m. The webinar is intended for residents and fellows. Once your training ends and you begin your career as full-time practicing physician, your income is likely to rise substantially. When those larger paychecks … Read More

Just five days until Nov. 5 “Meaningful Use” Summit

10/31/2013

It is just five days until “It’s Time: Meaningful Use Healthcare Summit,” Nov. 5. The special educational event is from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Konica Minolta offices, 14800 Landmark Boulevard, Suite 700, Dallas, TX 75254. This summit is free to attendees and lunch will be provided, but you must pre-register. You can register by clicking the graphic … Read More

Final Webinar scheduled for Monday, Nov. 11

10/29/2013

Working with InsMed Insurance Agency, Inc., the Dallas-Fort Worth Hospital Council (DFWHC) will be hosting the final free webinar “Financial Planning 101” on Monday, Nov. 11 at 4 p.m. The webinar is intended for residents and fellows. Once your training ends and you begin your career as full-time practicing physician, your income is likely to rise substantially. When those larger … Read More

To a Mouse…

10/15/2013

It is doubtful the great romantic poet Robert Burns was contemplating governmental shutdowns when he penned his 1785 poem, “To a Mouse on Turning Her Up in Her Nest with the Plough.” John Steinbeck’s classic 1937 novel Of Mice and Men was named after a line from the Burn’s poem, “The best-laid schemes o’ mice an’ men.” But who would … Read More

Tickets still available to Annual Awards Luncheon

10/11/2013

Just 12 days until the Dallas-Fort Worth Hospital Council’s 65th Annual Awards Luncheon, Oct. 24 at the Arlington Convention Center. At this year’s event we will honor former Senator Florence Shapiro with the Distinguished Health Service Award. Jessica O’Neal of Methodist Dallas Medical Center will receive the Young Healthcare Executive of the Year Award. The inaugural presentation of the Kerney … Read More

Healthcare Summit scheduled for Nov. 5

10/10/2013

A special educational event “It’s Time: Meaningful Use Healthcare Summit” will take place Nov. 5, 2013 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Konica Minolta offices, 14800 Landmark Boulevard, Suite 700, Dallas, TX 75254. Hosted jointly by the Dallas-Fort Worth Hospital Council (DFWHC), All Covered, the North Texas Regional Extension Center (NTREC) and Konica Minolta Business Solutions, the summit … Read More

Texas Poor – Left out of the equation

10/10/2013

For the past week, we have heard about health insurance marketplaces, enrollment, computer glitches, insurance pricing and essential health benefits. Hopefully, the enrollment process for health insurance will go more smoothly over the next few weeks as the volume levels out. We recall the initial Part D Medicare enrollment experienced similar problems with computer glitches corrected in about 30‐45 days. … Read More

Second Webinar scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 10

10/01/2013

Working with InsMed Insurance Agency, Inc., the Dallas-Fort Worth Hospital Council (DFWHC) will be hosting a free Webinar Thursday, Oct. 10 at 4 p.m. CST. Titled “What to look for in an Employment Contract,” the Webinar is intended for residents and fellows. Employment contracts can vary greatly from one to the next. That’s why you need to make sure you … Read More