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

Let’s work together to solve this issue

11/14/2019

Blog by W. Stephen Love, President/CEO of the DFW Hospital Council John F. Kennedy once said, “Children are the world’s most valuable resource and its best hope for the future.” You might be surprised to learn that one in nine children in the U.S. live in Texas, a statistic that is most certainly a blessing. The Georgetown University Health Policy … 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

DFWHC-sponsored Healthcare Leadership Exchange set for Sept. 25

09/06/2019

Partnering with the Healthcare Executive Forum, the DFW Hospital Council (DFWHC) has sponsored the “Healthcare Leadership Exchange” on September 25 from 3:30-7:30 p.m. at the III Forks Restaurant in Dallas. The theme of the event is “Creating a Community of Care.” With a shift towards value-based health systems, healthcare leaders are poised to move forward by creating new community alliances. … Read More

CBS pays a visit to DFWHC offices

04/04/2019

CBS 11 News Reporter Brian New paid a visit to the DFW Hospital Council (DFWHC) offices this afternoon to interview our President/CEO W. Stephen Love on hospital pricing. With hospital pricing transparency rules taking effect January 1, CBS is producing a news segment detailing North Texas hospitals’ efforts to post their price lists online in an effort to increase price … Read More

Modern Healthcare Summit lands in Austin May 16-17

03/20/2019

Nearly 83 percent of CEOs surveyed by Modern Healthcare say innovation is speeding up. Are you keeping up? Join top leaders, innovators and disrupters at the Modern Healthcare Transformation Summit on May 16-17 at the Sheraton Austin Hotel at the Capitol in Austin, Texas to learn how you can bring innovation into your organization. The DFW Hospital Council (DFWHC) will … Read More

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

02/27/2019

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

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

Southwest Consulting Associates – FY 2019 IPPS Final Rule

02/20/2019

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 – 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