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 webinar “Surprise Billing and Transparency” posted online

10/22/2019

The DFW Hospital Council and Hall Render complimentary educational webinar “Surprise Billing and Transparency Mandates: What they might mean for providers” originally hosted on Thursday, October 17 is now available online. This “hot topic by demand” webinar was requested by area providers. With at least 25 states implementing measures and Congress now pursuing a legislative fix to address surprise billing, … Read More

DFWHC to host “By Demand” webinar detailing “Surprise Billing and Transparency” on Thursday

10/14/2019

The DFW Hospital Council (DFWHC) will host the complimentary educational webinar “Surprise Billing and Transparency Mandates: What they might mean for providers” this Thursday from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. This “hot topic by demand” webinar was requested by area providers. With at least 25 states implementing measures and Congress now pursuing a legislative fix to address surprise billing, potential … 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

Hall Render – Conscience Rule and Protected Employees

09/12/2019

The DFW Hospital Council posts guest blogs by Associate Members. The following was provided by Hall Render. By Robin Sheridan and Lindsey Croasdale On May 2, 2019, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Civil Rights (OCR) announced the issuance of the final conscience rule, which prohibits discrimination of individuals on the basis of their exercise … Read More

Hall Render – Patient Transportation: How to Legally Get Patients in the Door

06/27/2019

The DFW Hospital Council posts guest blogs by Associate Members. The following was provided by Hall Render. Providers are often looking for additional opportunities to engage patients and ensure compliance with treatment regimens. By implementing patient transportation programs, providers are able to help alleviate this frequent hurdle facing their patients. In addition, providers are able to increase efficiencies, avoid missed … Read More

Hall Render – Sexual harassment legislation may impact employers

02/25/2019

The DFW Hospital Council posts guest blogs by Associate Members. The following was provided by the Hall Render. In the year or so since the #MeToo and #TimesUp movements shined a national media spotlight on sexual harassment in the workplace, the issue has reached several courts and state legislatures as well. As a result, employers may now be required to … Read More

DFWHC announces Year-Round Sponsors for 2019

02/12/2019

The DFW Hospital Council (DFWHC) is proud to announce Hall Render and CampbellWilson, LLP will return as its Year-Round Sponsors for 2019. The designation allows the two companies to be the top sponsors at all major DFWHC events including its 23rd Annual Employee of the Year Luncheon on April 25 and the 71st Annual Awards Luncheon on October 8. “The … 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

Hall Render – Marijuana in the Workplace: Legal Issues for Texas Employers

11/29/2018

The DFW Hospital Council posts guest blogs by our Associate Members. The following was provided by Hall Render. By Robin Sheridan, JD, MILR at Hall Render, with assistance from Law Clerk Victoire Iradukunda At least 30 U.S. states and D.C. have legalized marijuana in some manner and 9, including D.C., have legalized it for recreational use. At the federal level, … Read More