Cancer Support Community NTX – The missing link in cancer care

02/22/2019

The DFW Hospital Council posts guest blogs by Associate Members. The following was provided by the Cancer Support Community North Texas. Blog by Mirchelle Louis, LCSW, Chief Executive Officer, Cancer Support Community North Texas In 2018, more than 31,000 of our North Texas neighbors’ lives changed instantly when they heard the dreaded words – “You have cancer.” From the moment … Read More

DFWHC Feb. 20 webinar on “Patient Payments” posted online

02/21/2019

The DFW Hospital Council (DFWHC) and Flywire Health webinar “Striking the Right Balance for Patient Payments” hosted February 20 has now been posted online. Webinar topics included: • Empowering Patients; • Driving Revenue for Providers; • New Technology; • Improving Collection Performance. John Talaga, executive vice president and general manager of Flywire Health, served as speaker. You can view the … Read More

Southwest Consulting Associates – FY 2019 IPPS Final Rule

02/20/2019

The DFW Hospital Council posts guest blogs by our Associate Members. The following was provided by Southwest Consulting Associates. By Kyle Pennington, Client Relations Manager at Southwest Consulting Associates In its FY 2019 IPPS final rulemaking published August 2, 2018, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) continued the transition of utilizing charity care and bad debt costs reported … Read More

What is the single-payer system?

02/19/2019

Blog by W. Stephen Love, President/CEO, DFW Hospital Council In North Texas, we treat patients in our hospitals who support many cultural doctrines, so we steer clear of political discussion. We always try to advocate for public policy that improves coverage and treatment. We also strive to educate the community on emerging healthcare issues. With that said, let’s discuss the … Read More

Health Industry Council announces dates of 2019 events

02/15/2019

The Health Industry Council Foundation has announced the dates of its 2019 educational events. Topic and speakers have not yet been determined. Events are set for April 16, June 11 and October 16. All sessions will be breakfast events from 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Topics, speakers and locations will be announced in the coming months. For information, please contact … Read More

EHN event on Feb. 27 to detail care coordination

02/15/2019

The Executive Healthcare Network (EHN) of DFW will host the morning session “Beyond Health Technology: Improving Care Coordination for Patients and Families” on Wednesday, February 27 from 7:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. at the BravoTech Offices in Dallas. Jeryn Laengrich, healthcare consultant and principal of Laengrich Healthcare Partners, will serve as speaker. In this session, Jeryn will discuss definitions of … Read More

Mental Health Speaker Series attracts 90-plus

02/13/2019

More than 90 attendees turned out for this morning’s educational event “Growing Up in North Texas: Removing the Stigma Around Mental Health” at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children. The mental health speaker series was hosted by Children at Risk in coordination with the DFW Hospital Council (DFWHC) and the National Alliance on Mental Illness North Texas. By way of … Read More

DFWHC announces Year-Round Sponsors for 2019

02/12/2019

The DFW Hospital Council (DFWHC) is proud to announce Hall Render and CampbellWilson, LLP will return as its Year-Round Sponsors for 2019. The designation allows the two companies to be the top sponsors at all major DFWHC events including its 23rd Annual Employee of the Year Luncheon on April 25 and the 71st Annual Awards Luncheon on October 8. “The … Read More

ACHE to host Winter Networking Blitz on Feb. 19

02/07/2019

The ACHE of North Texas will host its Winter 2019 Networking Blitz on Tuesday, February 19 from 4:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children location in Frisco. This event is for new members from December 2017 to present. Existing members who are wanting to become more involved are also welcome. You can register here. For information, please contact John Whittemore at jwhittemore@achentx.org.

DFWHC participates in State of Reform Conference

02/06/2019

DFW Hospital Council President/CEO W. Stephen Love was in Austin yesterday for the State of Reform 2019 Texas Health Policy Conference at AT&T Hotel on the campus of the University of Texas. Love moderated the morning panel discussion “Intersection of Behavioral Health and Homelessness.” Panel members included Larry James, executive director of CitySquare; Kevin Denmark, Texas state director of Beacon … Read More