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

DFWHC discussion on Medicaid 1115 just one week away!

10/29/2019

The DFW Hospital Council (DFWHC) and Hall Render event “Coverage Expansion and Medicaid Waivers” is just one week away on November 5 from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children in Dallas. DFWHC is flying in a pair of prominent national speakers for the complimentary educational event with a focus on Medicaid 1115 waivers. The … Read More

DFWHC to fly in speakers to discuss Medicaid 1115 on Nov. 5

10/18/2019

You don’t want to miss this! The DFW Hospital Council (DFWHC) in coordination with Hall Render is flying in a pair of prominent national speakers on November 5 to discuss Medicaid 1115 and coverage expansion for a complimentary educational event from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children in Dallas. Titled “Coverage Expansion and Medicaid … 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

DFWHC’s Love to speak at Oct. 7 event at UT Dallas

08/21/2019

The University of Texas (UT) at Dallas’ Center for Healthcare Leadership and Management will host the educational event “Medicare for All: What Does it Really Mean?” on Monday, October 7 from 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. in the Davidson Auditorium at the UT Dallas Naveen Jindal School of Management. The panel discussion will include DFW Hospital Council President/CEO W. Stephen … Read More

Substance misuse research covers 16 North Texas counties

05/01/2019

Eleven North Texas counties have deaths attributed to drugs and alcohol higher than state averages, while seven counties have death totals higher than national averages, according to a Substance Abuse/Misuse Community Needs Assessment Report of North Texas released this week. The 214-page document by the North Texas Community Health Collaborative was a first-of-its-kind study rendering regional diagnoses transparent across 16 … Read More

CBS pays a visit to DFWHC offices

04/04/2019

CBS 11 News Reporter Brian New paid a visit to the DFW Hospital Council (DFWHC) offices this afternoon to interview our President/CEO W. Stephen Love on hospital pricing. With hospital pricing transparency rules taking effect January 1, CBS is producing a news segment detailing North Texas hospitals’ efforts to post their price lists online in an effort to increase price … 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