Dallas-Fort Worth Leads Texas in Healthcare Companies on Inc. 5000 List

Eighteen healthcare companies in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metropolitan Area made Inc. magazine’s annual 5,000 list, which attempts to chronicle the fastest growing private companies in the nation. That’s more healthcare companies than any other metropolitan area in Texas, and shows the variety that exist here: Home health, tech, pharmaceutical, provider networks, staffing centers, and services companies. Full Story

MACRA, MIPS, APMs, Oh My! Details on Preparing For the Onslaught of Value-Based CMS-Imposed Contracts

The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA) is bipartisan legislation that replaced the Sustainable Growth Rate formula. Under the legislation, Medicare aims to pay clinicians for the value and quality of care they provide. Here is a rundown of what the government will be looking for. Full Story

Detailing Employers’ Role In Driving Transparency, Value-Based Care

All stakeholders in healthcare delivery, from the patients and employers to the physician and the payers, are under intense pressure to collaborate to whack away at waste like never before, providing significant cost-saving opportunities for those willing to take risks. But the population remains unhealthy, value-based programs are just now gaining traction, and payers and administrators are still working to get employers onboard. So how are they getting around this? By focusing on cost. Full Story

Survey: Nearly Three Quarters of Physicians Say They Haven’t Seen ROI From Electronic Records

About three-quarters of physicians who have invested in an electronic health record system report not having seen a return on their investment. That’s according to findings in Physician Practice magazine’s first ever technology report, which contains results from 1,568 physicians, mid-levels, and practice administrators across the country, 63.3 percent of whom are independent. About 28 percent were employed by a system. Full Story

Nominations Are Open for D CEO’s 2016 Excellence in Healthcare Awards

This year’s edition will be a little different (you’ll see!), but we’re still eager to receive nominations in these 11 categories. We’re looking for stories of remarkable volunteers all the way up to the hardworking executives, from the big hospital systems to the scrappy independents. Wellness programs, community outreach, medical real estate—by the time you’re done reading the feature, we hope we’ve provided a comprehensive view of the healthcare industry in Dallas-Fort Worth and those that are pioneering new care models, cost-saving techniques, and population health strategies. Full Story