Health & Fitness

8 steps to help accelerate your health care organization’s cash flow

Dallas Business Journal (Health Care) 5/21 5:52A Daniel Vincent, Director, and De
Disruption caused by the Covid-19 pandemic is operationally and financially challenging for health care providers — creating rapid changes in projected volume and cash flow. And while these challenges introduce significant upheaval, they also...

Mandatory testing turned up something one nursing home did not expect

Dallas Business Journal (Health Care) 5/20 3:44A Jason Whitely
The state has embarked on a herculean effort to test more than 230,000 residents and staff at Texas’ 1,224 licensed nursing homes by the end of the month. “This disease is like no other we’ve treated before. No one presents with the classic signs...

US business takes on burden of testing employees for coronavirus

Dallas Business Journal (Health Care) 5/20 1:40A Andrew Edgecliffe-Johnson and Da
As the Trump administration struggles to satisfy critics that it is testing enough people to control the coronavirus pandemic and start to revive the world’s largest economy, this part of the response to the public health crisis is increasingly...

Urgent care CEO adds new programs to survive the pandemic

Dallas Business Journal (Health Care) 5/19 10:18A Jonathan Adams
At the start of 2020, Dr. Juliet Breeze was ready to open more urgent care centers across the Houston area. Breeze, CEO at Houston-based Next Level Urgent Care, had just come off a strong year that saw three centers open.  “Our growth rate was...

UT Southwestern models show COVID-19 surge in Dallas-Fort Worth by July

Dallas Business Journal (Health Care) 5/19 2:49A Bill Hethcock
The number of new COVID-19 cases in Dallas-Fort Worth will likely more than double by early July even if current social distancing measures and other prevention steps continue, according to a report by the University of Texas Southwestern.

DFW Coronavirus Tracker: These are the businesses that can reopen Monday

Dallas Business Journal (Health Care) 5/15 9:42A Jozelyn Escobedo and Jason Wheel
Texas recorded its deadliest day of the COVID-19 pandemic on Thursday with state officials reporting 58 deaths. This comes just a few days before the next reopening phase of the economy. Beginning Monday, the next wave of businesses will reopen...

What’s life like in a Texas county with zero coronavirus cases?

Dallas Business Journal (Health Care) 5/14 3:26A Teresa Woodard
GLEN ROSE, Texas — Somervell County did not discover and deploy a secret strategy that magically kept its approximately 9,500 residents healthy. But somehow, despite being located only about 55 miles from Fort Worth and 75 miles southwest of...

Behavioral health patient volumes plunged, but providers bracing for a surge

Dallas Business Journal (Health Care) 5/13 3:19A Bill Hethcock
The COVID-19 pandemic has slashed the patient census for behavioral health providers, and now providers are bracing for a wave of patients who have delayed care or found themselves with new mental health concerns caused by coronavirus-related...

Employers can let workers change health plans without waiting

Dallas Business Journal (Health Care) 5/13 1:38A Margot Sanger-Katz and Ron Liebe
The Internal Revenue Service on Tuesday made it easier for employers to allow workers to make adjustments to their health insurance plans and flexible spending accounts in response to the coronavirus pandemic.
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