As August comes to a close, so do the lazy days of summer. With September approaching, all of the sand will wash away, and hopefully with it goes the heat. With the changing of the season and the anticipation of Fall, nThrive gears up for some new and exciting things as well.

Did you know that nThrive recaptured $28.5 Million through denials outsourcing at Maricopa Integrated Health System? You’ll want to check this month’s Client Spotlight to read how one of the nation’s largest safety net providers circumvented “a perfect storm” of issues by outsourcing its denials management to nThrive. 

In this issue we are looking at strategies for optimizing patient record integrity. To better address the critical area where clinical and financial data and processes meet, a new, more comprehensive view of Health Information Management (HIM) is in development. Read about the new technology-enabled HIM ecosystem from nThrive.

Did you know that with the merger of MedAssets, Precyse and Equation, nThrive’s analytics capabilities have grown immensely? nThrive Analytics is more than dashboard views. Its multi-level, drill-down capabilities power enhanced health care performance. Be sure to take a look at our intro to nThrive Analytics.

The Department of Health & Human Services proposed three new episode payment models, continuing efforts by CMS to shift from quantity to quality with episode-based bundled payments. Read our blog on the cardiac, hip fracture models that signal next wave of bundled payment initiatives.

With summer winding down, this is a healthy reminder for us all to continue educating ourselves throughout our careers and our lives. nThrive will be doing some educating as well with multiple webcasts. The transition from a fee-for-service to a value-based payment model requires a significant shift to the clinical and financial operations of the health care practice. Are you ready for MACRA? If not, you will want to join us for our MACRA webinar sessions. Wake Forest Baptist Health is addressing coder staffing issues by growing their own. Learn how to build a community-sourced coding workforce organically, by joining our coming up webcast.

nThrive hopes that you enjoy the last few days of summer. We look forward to connecting with you again through the fall.

Best,

Joel Hackney, CEO