I2Verify – Happy, productive and engaged employees: The employment verification guide

07/02/2019

The DFW Hospital Council posts guest blogs by Associate Members. The following was provided by i2Verify. As an HR professional, you are probably aware that 7 out of every 10 American workers are either disengaged or dislike their jobs. This shocking statistic is based on an extensive ongoing study conducted by Gallup regarding the American workplace. Management puts pressure on … Read More

NextGate – Patient Matching: Overcoming Healthcare’s $6 Billion Problem

06/28/2019

The DFW Hospital Council posts guest blogs by Associate Members. The following was provided by NextGate. By David Bennett, NextGate Despite intense efforts and significant investments to implement EHRs, duplicate and disjointed medical records continue to plague providers. The financial impact is substantial— duplicate records cost the U.S. healthcare system more than $6 billion annually and individual hospitals $1.5M per … Read More

Hall Render – Patient Transportation: How to Legally Get Patients in the Door

06/27/2019

The DFW Hospital Council posts guest blogs by Associate Members. The following was provided by Hall Render. Providers are often looking for additional opportunities to engage patients and ensure compliance with treatment regimens. By implementing patient transportation programs, providers are able to help alleviate this frequent hurdle facing their patients. In addition, providers are able to increase efficiencies, avoid missed … Read More

Let’s help our uninsured Texans

05/29/2019

Blog by W. Stephen Love, President/CEO, DFW Hospital Council I recently read a fascinating article by the Kaiser Family Foundation analyzing uninsured adults in states not expanding Medicaid coverage as part of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The ACA expanded Medicaid coverage to nearly all adults with incomes up to 138 percent of the Federal Poverty Level (FPL). In examining … Read More

Flywire Health – Striking the Right Balance for Patient Payments

03/01/2019

The DFW Hospital Council posts guest blogs by Associate Members. The following was provided by Flywire Health. Blog by John Talaga, EVP/GM, Flywire Health To view a webinar on this topic recorded last month, please click here. NEW RULES OF ENGAGEMENT Rising healthcare costs and growing patient financial liability are changing the way hospitals get paid as payers punt the … Read More

FDA taking action against companies illegally selling products claiming to treat Alzheimer’s

02/26/2019

The following is a statement by the Alzheimer’s Association, a partner of the DFW Hospital Council. On behalf of millions of Americans living with Alzheimer’s disease and their families, the Alzheimer’s Association welcomes action by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to crack down on companies that are illegally selling products – mostly sold as dietary supplements – that … Read More

Hall Render – Sexual harassment legislation may impact employers

02/25/2019

The DFW Hospital Council posts guest blogs by Associate Members. The following was provided by the Hall Render. In the year or so since the #MeToo and #TimesUp movements shined a national media spotlight on sexual harassment in the workplace, the issue has reached several courts and state legislatures as well. As a result, employers may now be required to … Read More

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

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