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

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

Mercer seminars set for March 5 in Plano, Irving and Fort Worth

02/27/2019

DFW Hospital Council Associate Member Mercer will host “Health Benefit Trends & Insights You Can Use in 2019” at three different locations on Tuesday, March 5. The first event is from 8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. at the Glen Eagles Country Club in Plano. An identical roundtable is set for 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Las Colinas Country Club … Read More

DFWHC Feb. 20 webinar on “Patient Payments” posted online

02/21/2019

The DFW Hospital Council (DFWHC) and Flywire Health webinar “Striking the Right Balance for Patient Payments” hosted February 20 has now been posted online. Webinar topics included: • Empowering Patients; • Driving Revenue for Providers; • New Technology; • Improving Collection Performance. John Talaga, executive vice president and general manager of Flywire Health, served as speaker. You can view the … 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

DFWHC to co-host Feb. 20 webinar on “Patient Payments”

01/29/2019

The DFW Hospital Council (DFWHC) in coordination with OnPlanHealth by Flywire will host the complimentary educational webinar “Striking the Right Balance for Patient Payments” on Wednesday, February 20 from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. The webinar will detail how the rise in patient out-of-pocket is making it harder for patients to pay and shifting financial risk to providers. Traditional collection … Read More

DFWHC’s Love comments on controversial ACA ruling

12/18/2018

Dallas-Fort Worth Hospital Council President/CEO W. Stephen Love released a statement following Judge Reed O’Connor’s controversial December 14 ruling making the Affordable Care Act (ACA) unconstitutional. O’Connor presides in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas, which is based in Dallas. The federal court ruling, inspired by a group of Republican governors and state attorneys general, … Read More

6SigmaTek – Decreasing wait times in your emergency department

10/05/2018

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

09/06/2018

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