6SigmaTek – Decreasing wait times in your emergency department


The DFW Hospital Council posts guest blogs by our Associate Members. The following was provided by 6SigmaTek. By Stephen Griffin, Managing Partner, Lean Six Sigma Business Transformation at 6SigmaTek, LLC Is your hospital experiencing long lengths of stays? Perhaps patients leaving without being seen or even against medical advice? Lean Six Sigma Business Transformation has created a high-level approach that … Read More

DFWHC educational webinars now available online


The two most recent DFW Hospital Council educational webinars have been posted online. “VA Hospital Claims: Deconstructing the Resolution Process” hosted in coordination with Argos Health on August 30 provided an overview of the VA and offered ideas for improved payment for VA claims. Kirby Yawn, a senior vice president at Argos Health, served as the main speaker. “Pricing Transparency: … Read More

DFWHC/PARA HealthCare webinar “Pricing Transparency” set for next Wednesday


The DFW Hospital Council and PARA HealthCare Analytics webinar “Pricing Transparency: Strategies in a Healthcare Marketplace” is less than a week away on Wednesday, September 5 from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. This complimentary educational event will also include a second topic “Managed Care Remittance: Strategies to Ensure Hospital Reimbursement.” Speakers include Peter A. Ripper, president and founder of PARA HealthCare … Read More

DFWHC and PARA Healthcare to host Sept. 5 webinar on “Price Transparency”


Strategies for healthcare price transparency will be one of several topics discussed during a DFW Hospital Council (DFWHC) educational webinar on September 5 from 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Hosted in coordination with PARA Healthcare Analytics, the event is titled “Pricing Transparency: Strategies in a Healthcare Marketplace.” A second topic, “Managed Care Remittance: Strategies to Ensure Hospital Reimbursement” will also … Read More

PARA Healthcare Analytics – Managed Care: Reimbursement, Reconciliation and Recovery


The DFW Hospital Council is posting blogs submitted by Associate Members. This post was provided by PARA Healthcare Analytics. For information, please contact Chris Wilson at chrisw@dfwhc.org. Hospitals across the country are at risk of losing billions of dollars of reimbursement each year due to denied and incorrectly paid claims buried within the details of remittances from managed care payers. … Read More

Foundation’s 11th Annual Patient Safety Summit set for Aug. 13-14


The DFW Hospital Council (DFWHC) Foundation’s 11th Annual Patient Safety Summit is scheduled for August 13-14 at the Arlington Convention Center. This year’s theme is “Home Run for Safety,” with Sorrel King, the creator of the Josie King Foundation, and Dave Dravecky, the former pitcher for the San Francisco Giants, serving as keynote speakers. Sessions on August 13 are from … Read More

Love and Campbell to speak at May 15 HFMA event


DFW Hospital Council President/CEO W. Stephen Love and CampbellWilson partner Manie Campbell will join forces during the HFMA Lone Star Chapter Spring Institute on May 15 at The Clubs of Prestonwood in Dallas. The Spring Institute will include seven educational sessions from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Love and Campbell will discuss the Wage Index from 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 … Read More

DFWHC teams with PARA for healthcare analytics


The Dallas-Fort Worth Hospital Council (DFWHC) and PARA HealthCare Analytics are pleased to announce a strategic partnership effective immediately. The teaming is expected to benefit North Texas hospitals by enhancing the value DFWHC offers its members through the wide range of revenue cycle management solutions provided by PARA HealthCare. The partnership continues a long-standing DFWHC trend to team with select … Read More

DFWHC announces its Year-Round Sponsors for 2018


The DFW Hospital Council (DFWHC) is proud to announce Hall Render and CampbellWilson, LLP will return as its Year-Round Sponsors for 2018. The designation allows the two companies to be the top sponsors at all major DFWHC events including its 22nd Annual Employee of the Year Luncheon on April 25 and the 70th Annual Awards Luncheon on October 17. “The … Read More

NBC “Medical Debt Epidemic” report continued yesterday with new comments from Love


NBCDFW-TV reporter Wayne Carter’s series on the “Medical Debt Epidemic” continued yesterday with additional footage from his extensive interview last week with DFW Hospital Council President/CEO W. Stephen Love. Carter, NBC’s Consumer Investigative Reporter, has been broadcasting a comprehensive report detailing the perceived inconsistency of healthcare cost, frustrations over billing and the perception the system doesn’t work in North Texas. … Read More