Southwest Consulting Associates – FY 2019 IPPS Final Rule


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

Hall Render and CampbellWilson to serve as Platinum Sponsors of Oct. 17 Annual Awards Luncheon


The DFW Hospital Council (DFWHC) is proud to announce Hall Render and CampbellWilson, LLP will serve as the top Platinum Sponsors of the DFW Hospital Council’s 70th Annual Awards Luncheon on October 17 at the Arlington Convention Center. Hall Render is the nation’s largest health care-focused law firm distinguished by its attorneys’ extensive knowledge and experience. Its health lawyers provide … Read More

DFWHC/PARA HealthCare webinar “Pricing Transparency” set for next Wednesday


The DFW Hospital Council and PARA HealthCare Analytics webinar “Pricing Transparency: Strategies in a Healthcare Marketplace” is less than a week away on Wednesday, September 5 from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. This complimentary educational event will also include a second topic “Managed Care Remittance: Strategies to Ensure Hospital Reimbursement.” Speakers include Peter A. Ripper, president and founder of PARA HealthCare … Read More

DFWHC and PARA Healthcare to host Sept. 5 webinar on “Price Transparency”


Strategies for healthcare price transparency will be one of several topics discussed during a DFW Hospital Council (DFWHC) educational webinar on September 5 from 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Hosted in coordination with PARA Healthcare Analytics, the event is titled “Pricing Transparency: Strategies in a Healthcare Marketplace.” A second topic, “Managed Care Remittance: Strategies to Ensure Hospital Reimbursement” will also … Read More

DFWHC Partners with Argos Health on complex claims


The Dallas-Fort Worth Hospital Council (DFWHC) and Dallas-based Argos Health are pleased to announce a new strategic partnership. Under the agreement, DFHWC will promote Argos Health’s complex claims revenue recovery services to its members. Argos Health specializes in workers’ compensation, motor vehicle accident and US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) claims. “We are excited to work with Argos Health on … Read More

PARA Healthcare Analytics – Managed Care: Reimbursement, Reconciliation and Recovery


The DFW Hospital Council is posting blogs submitted by Associate Members. This post was provided by PARA Healthcare Analytics. For information, please contact Chris Wilson at [email protected] Hospitals across the country are at risk of losing billions of dollars of reimbursement each year due to denied and incorrectly paid claims buried within the details of remittances from managed care payers. … Read More

DFWHC teams with PARA for healthcare analytics


The Dallas-Fort Worth Hospital Council (DFWHC) and PARA HealthCare Analytics are pleased to announce a strategic partnership effective immediately. The teaming is expected to benefit North Texas hospitals by enhancing the value DFWHC offers its members through the wide range of revenue cycle management solutions provided by PARA HealthCare. The partnership continues a long-standing DFWHC trend to team with select … 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

Service line-specific clinical integration programs


The DFW Hospital Council is posting blogs submitted by our Associate Members. The following was provided by the Coker Group. For guidelines, please contact Chris Wilson at [email protected] As hospitals prepare to operate successfully under value-based reimbursements such as bundled payments, they need to consider re-tooling some of their higher profile service lines. Orthopedics and cardiac care service lines are … Read More

Constant State of Evolution


Blog by W. Stephen Love, President/CEO, DFW Hospital Council As we review the rapidly changing landscape of the healthcare delivery system, four major topics are emerging. First, the discussion to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA). This really involves a series of sprints rather than a marathon. President-Elect Donald Trump could use executive orders to stop the enforcement … Read More