DFWHC and Argos Health webinar “Out-of-State Medicaid Claims” now posted online

03/06/2020

The DFW Hospital Council (DFWHC) and Argos Health educational webinar “Out-of-State Medicaid Claims” originally held March 3 has been posted online. This “hot topic” webinar details the problems (or opportunities?) such Medicaid claims present for hospitals. An expert panel included Kirby Yawn, senior vice president at Argos Health; and Dee Dee Germroth, senior vice president Medicaid solutions at Argos Health. … Read More

DFWHC Blog – CMS regulation puts North Texas on dangerous financial cliff

02/27/2020

Blog by Stephen Love, President/CEO, DFW Hospital Council In November 2019, Seema Verma, administrator of The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), released a proposed rule called the Medicaid Fiscal Accountability Regulation (MFAR). Verma states the rule would promote transparency by establishing new reporting requirements for supplemental payments to Medicaid providers. CMS is now proposing this mandatory MFAR for … Read More

DFWHC and Argos Health webinar “Out-of-State Medicaid Claims” next Tuesday!

02/26/2020

The DFW Hospital Council (DFWHC) and Argos Health complimentary educational webinar “Out-of-State Medicaid Claims” is this Tuesday, March 3 from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. CST. You don’t want to miss this “hot topic” webinar detailing the problems (or opportunities?) such Medicaid claims present for hospitals. An expert panel will include Kirby Yawn, senior vice president at Argos Health; and Dee … Read More

Love comments on Medicaid block grants for D Healthcare

02/20/2020

DFW Hospital Council President/CEO Stephen Love commented on Medicaid block grants in an story penned yesterday by Will Maddox for D Healthcare Daily. With the Trump Administration attempting to add flexibility to how states administer Medicaid funding, local politicians and hospital groups are raising the alarm, with some calling them Medicaid block grants that invite states to slash funding for … Read More

DFWHC and Argos Health to host March 3 webinar “Out-of-State Medicaid Claims”

02/18/2020

The DFW Hospital Council (DFWHC) and Argos Health will host the complimentary educational webinar “Out-of-State Medicaid Claims” on Tuesday, March 3 from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. CST. This “hot topic” webinar will detail the problems (or opportunities?) such Medicaid claims present for hospitals. An expert panel will include Kirby Yawn, senior vice president at Argos Health; and Dee Dee Germroth, … Read More

“The Human Side of Health Care” interviews guests from UTSW, Texas Health and Hunt Regional

02/03/2020

Episode five of the DFW Hospital Council’s weekly radio program “The Human Side of Health Care” was broadcast on Sunday, February 2 on KRLD 1080 AM. Guest stars included: • Dr. Ben Levine, cardiologist at UT Southwestern and Texas Health Resources; • Charles Smith, former executive commissioner of the Texas Health and Human Services Commission; • Richard Carter, President/CEO of … Read More

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

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

DFWHC discussion on Medicaid 1115 attracts 50-plus in Dallas

11/05/2019

The DFW Hospital Council (DFWHC) and Hall Render complimentary educational event “Coverage Expansion and Medicaid Waivers” attracted more than 50 attendees this morning at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children in Dallas. DFWHC flew in a pair of prominent national speakers from Indiana to discuss U.S. Medicaid 1115 waivers. The breakfast seminar was highlighted by Brian Neale, an independent consultant … Read More