DFWHC and Hall Render webinar “Employment Practices 2021” set for March 18


The DFW Hospital Council (DFWHC) and Hall Render will co-host the webinar “Employment Practices 2021: Preparing for Change” on Thursday, March 18 from 3:00-4:00 p.m., CDT. Robin Sheridan, a shareholder and attorney at Hall Render, will serve as guest speaker. The new Administration is making (and planning to make even more) sweeping changes in employment and labor laws that will … Read More

DFWHC and CarePort to co-host webinar this Thursday on “Care Transitions and Coordination”


The DFW Hospital Council (DFWHC) will be co-hosting a webinar with CarePort Health to detail “Care Transitions and Coordination” this Thursday from 10:00 a.m. To 11:00 a.m. CDT. With many hospitalized COVID-19 patients requiring post-acute care to continue their recovery, managing patient transitions can be challenging. To help its acute and post-acute partners during the COVID-19 pandemic, CarePort implemented COVID-19 … Read More

PYA – “CMS Price Transparency Rule: What hospitals need to know”


The DFW Hospital Council posts guest blogs by Associate Members. The following was provided by PYA, PC. Blog by Kathy Reep, Senior Manager, PYA Rising healthcare costs have long plagued the U.S., with consumer, employer, provider and even the federal government bearing the financial burden. But the charges and payments for certain healthcare services have not always been clear or … Read More

Health Catalyst – 10 Strategies for Navigating Volume to Value


The DFW Hospital Council posts guest blogs by Associate Members. The following was provided by Health Catalyst. Blog by Duncan Gallagher, President of Donegal Advisory Services, Health Catalyst As a country, we are confronting many options regarding accessible and affordable health insurance. Our choices include supporting state and national insurance exchanges, eliminating the individual mandate, repealing the Affordable Care Act, … Read More

Hall Render – COVID-19 cases increase, commercial eviction restrictions decrease


The DFW Hospital Council posts guest blogs by Associate Members. The following was provided by Hall Render. The firm’s COVID-19 Resource Center can be found here. In April 2020, Hall Render published an article detailing state statutory, administrative and common law directives guiding commercial eviction and foreclosure actions during the COVID-19 pandemic. Two months later, the pandemic has far from … Read More

#NTXDoesItRight Outreach


We hope everyone is having a great Friday! We are excited to let you know that Dallas County Health and Human Services has launched a new campaign to promote its COVID-19 community health guidelines. In collaboration with the Dallas Mavericks, Dallas Stars and the Dallas Zoo, they have created the #NTXDoesItRight campaign to encourage North Texans to wear a mask … Read More

DFWHC Blog: Three simple words – wear a mask


Blog by Stephen Love, President/CEO, DFW Hospital Council What is the best way to stimulate the economy? I can tell you in three simple words – wear a mask. As COVID-19 cases dramatically increase in Texas, we are being forced to delay business openings and the North Texas economy continues to suffer. Wearing a mask will prevent the spread of … Read More

DFWHC’s Love to participate in July 9 “State of Health” event


The Metrocrest Chamber of Commerce will host a “State of Health” virtual panel discussion on July 9 at 12 noon CDT. Speakers will include: • Stephen Love, DFW Hospital Council; • Dr. Phillip Huang, Dallas County Health and Human Services Department; • Jason Isham, Children’s Health; • and Dr. Shawna D. Nesbitt, UT Southwestern. The event is sponsored by Children’s … Read More

New video promotes wearing a mask over holiday weekend


In a video released in advance of the Fourth of July holiday weekend by the Texas organization “Stand Tall for Small,” the message of wearing a mask to help the economy is emphasized. As stated on the public service announcement page, “Small businesses are the heartbeat of the Texas economy and have borne the brunt of the COVID-19 crisis in … Read More

Webinar on June 25 to detail COVID-19 coding challenges


The DFW Hospital Council (DFWHC) will be co-hosting a webinar with HCCS HIM Services on June 25 to detail “COVID-19 Coding Challenges and Opportunities” from 10:00 a.m. To 11:00 a.m. CDT. One of the many disruptions wrought by COVID-19 on hospital finances are coding, documentation and compliance changes. Two such changes are appropriate telehealth coding and revenue recovery resulting from … Read More