DFWHC’s Love to participate in TXCPA Healthcare Conference Webcast in July


DFW Hospital Council (DFWHC) President/CEO Stephen Love will be a guest speaker during the Texas Society of CPA’s Advanced Healthcare Conference Webcast set for July 11-12 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., CST. Love will be presenting with Karen Duncan, president/CEO of JPS Health Network, on July 12 at 3:05 p.m. to consider “Lessons Learned through the Pandemic.” The webcast … Read More

DFWHC’s Love discusses “maternal deaths” in D CEO Healthcare post


A blog detailing “How the Texas Legislature Can Help Prevent Maternal Deaths” by DFW Hospital Council President/CEO Stephen Love was posted today by D CEO Healthcare. “The report cited racial disparities as the maternal mortality rate for Black women was three times higher than White women,” said Love in his blog. “The U.S. has the highest maternal death rate among … Read More

DFWHC’s Love posts national blog detailing maternal mortality in Texas


DFW Hospital Council President/CEO Stephen Love posted a blog this week on the American Communities Project website titled “Confronting the Rise of Maternal Mortality.” With the number of pregnancy-related deaths increasing since 2020, Love’s blog details the dramatic racial disparities in Texas related to Black women. “Black women in Texas are ‘disproportionately’ impacted as they account for 11% of live … Read More

DFWHC’s Love discusses North Texas healthcare collaboration in D CEO story


“All the hospitals are realizing it’s not about competition. It’s about trying to improve the health of the community,” said Stephen Love, president/CEO of the DFW Hospital Council (DFWHC) in a D CEO story that dropped this week. Titled “COVID-19 Brought Unprecedented Health System Collaboration to DFW” and penned by Will Maddox, the story detailed the unique efforts of the … Read More

DFWHC joins more than 180 groups urging state leaders to expand health coverage


Today, 188 Texas organizations including the DFW Hospital Council (DFWHC) banded together to urge state leaders to provide a health insurance option for low-wage Texas adults. A wide spectrum of physicians, health care providers, local officials, business leaders and advocates signed the letter to Gov. Abbott, Lt. Gov. Patrick, House Speaker Phelan, and members of the Texas Legislature. Noting that … Read More

DFWHC Blog – Now is the time for Medicaid expansion


Blog by Stephen Love, President/CEO, DFW Hospital Council Our state has endured a difficult year of COVID-19, not to mention unemployment and the loss of healthcare coverage for many Texas residents. Now is the time for us to strive for healthcare coverage for all Texans. We ask our Texas legislative leaders to work collaboratively on Medicaid expansion. We now have … 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

DFWHC and Argos Health webinar “Out-of-State Medicaid Claims” now posted online


The DFW Hospital Council (DFWHC) and Argos Health educational webinar “Out-of-State Medicaid Claims” originally held March 3 has been posted online. This “hot topic” webinar details the problems (or opportunities?) such Medicaid claims present for hospitals. An expert panel included Kirby Yawn, senior vice president at Argos Health; and Dee Dee Germroth, senior vice president Medicaid solutions at Argos Health. … Read More

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


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