Healthcare Alliance to host March 13 educational event

03/12/2019

The Alliance for Healthcare Excellence will be hosting the educational lunch “Harnessing Technology to Migrate the Healthcare System to a Value-Based Model” tomorrow from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Faith Presbyterian Hospice in Dallas. Scott Flannery, CEO of United Healthcare in North Texas and Oklahoma, will serve as keynote speaker. United Healthcare employs more than 17,000 employees with … Read More

Support this bill – Senator Johnson releases statement on bill to combat teen e-cigarette sales

03/04/2019

NOTE: DFW Hospital Council President/CEO W. Stephen Love worked with Senator Nathan Johnson drafting this bill to help curtail the epidemic use of vapor products by elementary and high school students in Texas. “Youth addiction to nicotine is becoming, once again, a public health crisis,” said Texas State Senator Nathan Johnson upon filing SB1332. The bipartisan bill places e-cigarettes under … 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

ACHE joins forces with TCU for March 28 event

02/27/2019

The ACHE of North Texas will host the educational event “The Business of Healthcare” on Thursday, March 28 from 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in Fort Worth at 5th and Carroll in the event space above Blue Mesa Grill. ACHE will be joining forces with Texas Christian University to offer a new kind of networking event for mid- and early … 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

Cancer Support Community NTX – The missing link in cancer care

02/22/2019

The DFW Hospital Council posts guest blogs by Associate Members. The following was provided by the Cancer Support Community North Texas. Blog by Mirchelle Louis, LCSW, Chief Executive Officer, Cancer Support Community North Texas In 2018, more than 31,000 of our North Texas neighbors’ lives changed instantly when they heard the dreaded words – “You have cancer.” From the moment … 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