Moody’s report on healthcare finance is misleading

12/10/2019

By W. Stephen Love, President/CEO of the DFW Hospital Council I don’t know if you have seen the article released yesterday by Modern Healthcare stating “Not-for-profit hospitals are stabilized by Medicare pay raise and DSH cut delays.” I was formerly a chief financial officer of a publicly traded company and can state first-hand investor services, stock analyists and financial engineers … Read More

NextGate – Tapping SDOH data to gain a picture of one’s needs

11/25/2019

The DFW Hospital Council posts guest blogs by Associate Members. The following was provided by NextGate. By Andy Aroditis, CEO, NextGate Access to a complete picture of one’s health is key to enhanced clinical decision-making, coordination of care, patient safety, administrative efficiencies and patient-provider satisfaction. This requires tapping into data outside the four walls of traditional healthcare settings. Because the … Read More

Hall Render – Modernizing the Stark Law framework

11/21/2019

The DFW Hospital Council posts guest blogs by Associate Members. The following was provided by Hall Render. On October 19, 2019, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released an anticipated proposed rule (Proposed Rule) aimed at modernizing Federal Stark Regulations. The Proposed Rule is one component of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) recently launched “Regulatory … Read More

Let’s work together to solve this issue

11/14/2019

Blog by W. Stephen Love, President/CEO of the DFW Hospital Council John F. Kennedy once said, “Children are the world’s most valuable resource and its best hope for the future.” You might be surprised to learn that one in nine children in the U.S. live in Texas, a statistic that is most certainly a blessing. The Georgetown University Health Policy … Read More

Cancer Support Community NTX – Opening eyes about survivorship

09/27/2019

The DFW Hospital Council posts guest blogs by Associate Members. The following was provided by Cancer Support Community North Texas. By Mirchelle Louis, LCSW, CEO, Cancer Support Community North Texas Great news! More people are surviving cancer than ever before. In fact, according to the latest American Cancer Society stats, there will be roughly 1.25 million survivors in Texas by … Read More

Bryan’s House – Building innovative pathways to inclusion

09/26/2019

The DFW Hospital Council posts guest blogs by Associate Members. The following was provided by Bryan’s House. Over the past 30 years, Bryan’s House has served more than 23,000 children in the community. Founded in 1988 to serve children with HIV/AIDS, Bryan’s House has relaunched to include a continuum of medically-managed care, early childhood education for medically fragile children, in … Read More

Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP – CMS revisits Hospital Co-location

09/19/2019

The DFW Hospital Council posts guest blogs by Associate Members. The following was provided by Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP. By Laura Keidan Martin, Kenya Woodruff and Rachel Adams of Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP On May 3, CMS issues a draft letter to State Survey Agency Directors regarding “Guidance for Hospital Co-location with Other Hospitals or Healthcare Facilities” (Guidance) that is … Read More

Hall Render – Conscience Rule and Protected Employees

09/12/2019

The DFW Hospital Council posts guest blogs by Associate Members. The following was provided by Hall Render. By Robin Sheridan and Lindsey Croasdale On May 2, 2019, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Civil Rights (OCR) announced the issuance of the final conscience rule, which prohibits discrimination of individuals on the basis of their exercise … Read More

Flatirons Digital Innovations introduces Flatirons Digital Hub for healthcare

08/01/2019

The DFW Hospital Council posts guest blogs by Associate Members. The following was provided by Flatirons Digital Innovations. Flatirons Digital Innovations Inc., FDI, a content services and system integration provider, announced last week the availability of Flatirons Digital Hub for Healthcare. The new clinical informatics solution moves patient information from aging or redundant electronic health record (EHR) systems to a … Read More

Love posts national blog detailing e-cigarette abuse in Texas

07/24/2019

Detailing the alarming rise in e-cigarette abuse in Texas, DFW Hospital Council’s President/CEO W. Stephen Love posted a blog this week on the American Communities Project website. The website is a combined social science/journalism effort based at The George Washington University’s School of Media & Public Affairs that uses a vast array of data – from election results and economic … Read More