Hall Render – The ADA and COVID-19

05/21/2020

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. By Robin Sheridan, attorney at Hall Render While there has been an onslaught of new legislation related to the COVID-19 pandemic, employers don’t want to lose sight of traditional employment laws. The Fair Labor … Read More

DFWHC Blog – CMS regulation puts North Texas on dangerous financial cliff

02/27/2020

Blog by Stephen Love, President/CEO, DFW Hospital Council In November 2019, Seema Verma, administrator of The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), released a proposed rule called the Medicaid Fiscal Accountability Regulation (MFAR). Verma states the rule would promote transparency by establishing new reporting requirements for supplemental payments to Medicaid providers. CMS is now proposing this mandatory MFAR for … Read More

Conference detailing human trafficking set for Jan. 11

12/12/2019

The North Texas Cluster of The Links, Inc. is hosting a “Human Trafficking Awareness Conference” on January 11 from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. CST at the University of North Texas Dallas Campus. Speakers will include: • Alan Schonborn from the office of Governor Abbott; • Vicki Spriggs of Texas Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA); • Chad Frymire of Dallas … Read More

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