Health & Fitness

Health care plan roils Senate

Dallas Business Journal (Health Care) 6/23 5:03A Betsey Guzior
The release of a draft of the Senate's healthcare reform plan Thursday was met with immediate protests and skepticism from lawmakers worried about cuts to Medicaid and Planned Parenthood. Of the GOP senators, nine are on the fence about the bill,...

Senate health care bill released

Dallas Business Journal (Health Care) 6/22 5:15A Betsey Guzior
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell unveiled the chamber's version of the health care reform bill Thursday. What is emerging about the bill: Planned Parenthood: Slate is reporting that the Senate bill would kill the ability for Planned...

Clues to McConnell's secret healthcare bill

Dallas Business Journal (Health Care) 6/16 5:02A Betsey Guzior
Forces are lining up for and against the Senate's healthcare reform bill while details remain out of the public eye. The Washington Post reports that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has no plans to publicly release a draft of the bill to...

Mental illness acceptance, aging baby boomers swell company's growth

Dallas Business Journal (Health Care) 6/15 9:13P Bill Hethcock
Increasing societal acceptance of the realities of mental and behavioral health is swelling demand for this company’s services. The company focuses primarily on senior citizens with behavioral health and psychiatric issues.

Personalized approach infuses Dallas-based provider with growth

Dallas Business Journal (Health Care) 6/15 9:07P Bill Hethcock
Through a mix of acquisitions, organic growth and diversification into other services, specialty infusion provider Paragon Healthcare Inc. has almost tripled its revenue in the last three years and grown its employee count.

Access to quick, efficient revenue growth? Dallas firm fits the bill

Dallas Business Journal (Health Care) 6/15 9:03P Jason Roberson
It seems as if Access Healthcare is growing revenue as fast as it processes health care billing codes. The company, which focuses on back office revenue cycle management, grew revenue to $39 million in 2016, up 70 percent.

Plano-based company gets new HQ to handle growth

Dallas Business Journal (Health Care) 6/15 8:39P Jason Roberson
LiquidAgents Healthcare grew so fast they were running out of space. In January, the company relocated to a new 28,099 square-foot office. The new space is equipped with the latest technology (and a ping-pong table).

Mammography company's growth spurred by vocal customer base

Dallas Business Journal (Health Care) 6/15 8:09P Evan Hoopfer
Solis Mammography has 41 locations in five states. Each of their locations is within a hospital, usually in the professional building opposed to the main building. Think of it like a Starbucks inside a Marriott Hotel.

Doctor shortage in U.S. spurring growth of Dallas company

Dallas Business Journal (Health Care) 6/15 7:30P Bill Hethcock
A national shortage of 125,000 physicians predicted by the year 2020 is powering the growth of health care staffing firm THMED, employs roughly 200 now, with plans to grow to about 250 over the year ahead.

Science: Immigration on AMA's agenda

Dallas Business Journal (Health Care) 6/9 4:44A Anne Stych
International doctors. Twenty-five percent of doctors practicing in the United States graduated from international medical schools, a number that could be affected by the Trump administration's proposed immigration restrictions. How to keep a...

Money in America: CEO pay beats out surgeons in North Texas

Dallas Business Journal (Health Care) 6/7 9:32A Bill Hethcock
The board room edges out the operating room as the natural habitat of the profession that collects the biggest paycheck in Dallas-Fort Worth, bucking a national trend in which surgeons earn more than CEOs. DFW chief executives rank first and...

Healthcare: Senate wants summer vote on healthcare

Dallas Business Journal (Health Care) 6/6 3:48A Betsey Guzior
A healthcare reform bill could get a Senate vote before the end of the summer, but whether it will pass is up for debate. Reuters reports that White House Director of Legislative Affairs Marc Short promised that Senate Republicans will vote on a...

Healthcare: Trump wants to roll back birth control coverage

Dallas Business Journal (Health Care) 6/2 3:04A Betsey Guzior
Businesses would be allowed to stop subsidizing birth control on religious or moral grounds under a new federal rule that rolls back a key provision of the Affordable Care Act, the New York Times reports. The Department of Health and Human...

Science: Female softball players suffer more ball-contact injuries

Dallas Business Journal (Health Care) 6/1 2:41A Anne Stych
Ball four. Bat, glove, ice pack — all are important pieces of athletic equipment if you’re planning to play softball during your leisure time. A new study of college athletes found that ball-contact injuries are highest among female softball...

Healthcare: Uncertainty ahead for Senate

Dallas Business Journal (Health Care) 5/30 4:00A Betsey Guzior
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is tamping down expectations about the progress of the House version of the healthcare reform bill, he told Reuters. That could mean more revisions in the repeal and replacement of Obamacare to satisfy...
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