Timberlawn Will Stay Open Despite CMS Cutting Off Funding

The beleaguered Timberlawn Health System has reportedly cut a deal with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to stay open despite losing its funding after a litany of patient care violations. The Dallas Morning News reports that the longtime behavioral health provider will re-enroll for Medicare and Medicaid funding despite regulators finding that it repeatedly placed patients in danger. Going forward, Timberlawn’s East Dallas facility will retain the name of Timberlawn Mental Health System, while it will separately operate Garland Behavioral Hospital. The two will be individual entities, unlike before, and will each need to negotiate with payers. A U.S. District… Full Story

Conversation With: John Thomas, The Man Who Helped Bring REITs To North Texas

John Thomas spent five years as general counsel the Baylor Health Care System, eventually assisting in one of the first healthcare Real Estate Investment Trusts (REIT) in Dallas. It proved to be a model that would last in North Texas: Now 15 years later, nearly every major system in the region has an agreement with a REIT. Full Story

5 North Texas CFOs Make Becker’s 150 To Know List

Another day, another Becker’s list—this time, the Chicago-based magazine put together a list of 150 hospital and health system chief financial officers to know. Five of them are from North Texas: Baylor Scott & White Health, Tenet Healthcare Corp., CHRISTUS Health, and UT Southwestern Medical Center are each represented. Full Story