Love speaks with D Healthcare on “Shelter-in-Place” order


In a post yesterday on D Magazine’s website, Will Maddox reported on the reasons for the “Shelter-in-Place” order in Dallas County while speaking with DFW Hospital Council (DFWHC) President/CEO Stephen Love. Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins on Sunday issued an order requiring county residents to “Shelter in Place.” The order took effect at 11:59 p.m. on March 23 and will … Read More

DEA creates a COVID-19 information page


The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) released a statement today detailing its new information page that went live this week. The statement: The mission of Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), Diversion Control Division is to prevent, detect, and investigate the diversion of controlled pharmaceuticals and listed chemicals from legitimate sources while ensuring an adequate and uninterrupted supply for legitimate medical, commercial, and … Read More

Moody’s report on healthcare finance is misleading


By W. Stephen Love, President/CEO of the DFW Hospital Council I don’t know if you have seen the article released yesterday by Modern Healthcare stating “Not-for-profit hospitals are stabilized by Medicare pay raise and DSH cut delays.” I was formerly a chief financial officer of a publicly traded company and can state first-hand investor services, stock analyists and financial engineers … Read More

Mercer seminars set for March 5 in Plano, Irving and Fort Worth


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

DFWHC on hand for opening of St. Vincent de Paul Pharmacy


DFW Hospital Council President/CEO W. Stephen Love was one of the presenters on Tuesday during the grand opening of the St. Vincent de Paul Pharmacy in Dallas. The establishment is noted for being the first free pharmacy open to the public in Texas. Additional presenters included Michael Pazzaglini, executive director of the pharmacy, and Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins. “We … Read More

DFWHC’s Love to moderate “Payor Panel” at HFMA event


DFW Hospital Council President/CEO W. Stephen Love will be moderating a “Payor Panel” during the Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA) event “Bridging the Gap: Collaboration Across the Continuum of Care” on April 24 at the Hyatt Regency in Austin, Texas. The panel will include Jeffrey Cook, CEO of Texas Health – Aetna; Shara McClure, divisional senior vice president of Texas … Read More

Healthcare Network to host Feb. 28 “Prescription Drug” discussion


The Executive Healthcare Network of DFW will host the networking meeting “How prescription drug pricing works in America and why it’s making us sick” on Wednesday, February 28 from 7:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. in the BravoTech Offices at 4835 LBJ Freeway, Suite 1000 in Dallas. Keith Jacobs, president of Luscinia Health, a social enterprise helping millions of Americans each … Read More

Mercer to host “Pharmacy Trends” roundtable, Jan. 24-25


Mercer, a DFW Hospital Council associate member, will host the roundtable discussion “Specialty Pharmacy and Current Pharmacy Trends” at multiple locations on January 24 and 25 in North Texas. The complimentary sessions will serve as an insightful discussion covering employer provided prescription drug benefit solutions. Topics include Rx cost management, specialty prescriptions and the growing opioid epidemic. Sessions are scheduled … Read More

A letter from ELEVATE340B to hospital members


Below is a letter from Dallas-Fort Worth Hospital Council partner ELEVATE340B to Hospital Members. Dear DFWHC Member, ELEVATE340B partnered with the Dallas-Fort Worth Hospital Council earlier this summer and as a result of that partnership, we’d like to formally introduce our firm and our service. ELEVATE340B was founded with pharmacists and 340B coordinators in mind. Over the course of hundreds … Read More

340B Drug Pricing Program – what is it?


The DFW Hospital Council is posting blogs submitted by our Associate Members. The following was provided by ELEVATE340B. For guidelines, please contact Chris Wilson at [email protected] The 340B Drug Pricing Program was established in the Veterans Health Care Act of 1992. It provides discounted prices on covered outpatient drugs to eligible covered entities. The intention of the program is to … Read More