Physician-founded Collection Agency, Debt M.D., Aims to Revolutionize Practice

Hubert Fu, M.D., is a self-acclaimed efficiency nut. It’s what led him to practice medicine as an anesthesiologist—and to become an entrepreneur who is turning the debt collection business on its head. In anesthesia, everything is streamlined; not so in other areas of practicing healthcare, Fu said: “Once you extend that to everything else in medicine, including billing, it kind of snowballs on itself. Having been on both the receiving and the giving end of billing, I know it just doesn’t have to be this way.” After personal billing system issues and hearing coworkers complain, Fu decided it was time… Full Story

Conifer Health Solutions to Acquire InforMed Health Care

Conifer Health Solutions, a subsidiary of Dallas-based Tenet Healthcare Corp., has agreed to acquire InforMed Health Care Solutions. It expects the company to contribute more than $50 million in incremental annual revenue to Conifer. An information management and services company based in Annapolis, Md., InforMed has 230 clients in the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, and Midwest, more than 300 employees, extensive  healthcare data, and proprietary technology. The acquisition will supplement Conifer Health’s existing suite of business process management solutions by providing additional population health management capabilities, expanding Conifer’s service offerings and accelerating their time to market. “We are very excited to be adding… Full Story

Morning Rounds (08.31.12)

The Dallas office of Duke Realty is working with Scott & White Healthcare to develop two medical office buildings in Texas.

A local CEO is one of 10 contenders for Modern Healthcare’s national Community Leadership Award. Find out who.

The CDC deems aerial spraying in Dallas County a success, with the percentage of disease-carrying mosquitos dropping dramatically after the first two sprays.

The Affordable Care Act began giving women free preventative care Aug. 1. However, because of some exemptions, it has become difficult for doctors to correctly bill patients. See how some doctors are dealing with the issue. Full Story

MedSynergies CEO Named Finalist for National Community Leadership Award

Med Synergies CEO J.R. Thomas has been named a finalist for Modern Healthcare’s Community Leadership Award. One winner and several honorable mentions will be selected from among the 10 national candidates, determined 50 percent by online voting and 50 percent by Modern Healthcare execs. Among other things, the magazine cited Thomas’ efforts to help to launch a Health Careers Resource Center for career training that supports healthcare students in Dallas-Fort Worth, and getting Irving-based MedSynergies to align with Staubach’s Allies in Service to help provide jobs for veterans. Click here to read Thomas’ full profile and nomination letter.

Morning Rounds (08.28.12)

A growing healthcare client base is sparking a hiring spree at Irving-based Aegis. The global outsourcing services company is adding 1,080 jobs at its Irving centers.

4G Biometrics and Methodist Richardson Medical Center are among the winners of the Metroplex Technology Business Council’s 2012 Tech Titans awards. UTA’s Dr. Mario Romero-Ortega and UTD’s Robert L. Robb also were among those honored. Here’s a complete rundown.

With the recent landmark Supreme Court decision, it’s no surprise that John Roberts, Chief Justice of the United States, ranked No. 1 on Modern Healthcare’s 2012 “100 Most Influential People in Healthcare” list. Three local CEOs also made the list. Find out who.

Southlake and Flower Mound have voted to approve aerial spraying to combat West Nile Virus. Denton, Carrollton, and Coppell are among the Denton County cities opting out. Here’s where things currently stand. Full Story

Aegis to Add More Than 1,000 Jobs in Irving

A growing healthcare client base is sparking a hiring spree at Aegis, which has its American headquarters in Irving. The outsourcing services company, part of the global Essar Group, aims to add 600 customer service representatives and 480 sales representatives at its Irving centers. Sandip Sen, global CEO, said the company also is hiring at its other U.S. locations. “When we joined the jobs4america Coalition last year, we pledged to hire more than 4,000 workers in the United States over the next two years,” he said. “This is the latest demonstration of progress toward fulfilling that pledge.” Hiring will take… Full Story