I’m pleased to share more exciting updates about nThrive™ with you. In early December, nThrive acquired Adreima to continue to deliver on our promise to expand Patient-to-Payment℠ solutions. Meanwhile, a new website that reflects the merger, vision and rebrand of MedAssets, Precyse, Equation, and now Adreima, is completed. The new nThrive website details the broad base of solutions we offer, and includes the unveiling of our enhanced Precyse University offering that features new, boosted services and a new name, nThrive Education™. Aside from our acquisition, merger and rebrand news, it is business as usual. In this edition, read about our Transitions program, the new release of our HIM technology platform and crucial information about the latest MACRA changes.

The acquisition of Adreima, a patient-centered revenue cycle services organization, supports our goal of helping health providers to enhance patient satisfaction and improve their bottom line. To learn more about the acquisition and how it will expand nThrive's patient-to-payment℠ solutions, click here

Visitors to the new nThrive.com website, optimized for online and mobile, will have a closer look at our solutions. The new web environment features a host of content-rich sections and nThrive’s vision is front and center – empowering health care for every one in every community –educating visitors on how nThrive brings this to life through patient-to-payment, a comprehensive approach that aligns processes and components of the revenue cycle in an efficient and effective way. Read the full article on the website.

As part of our merger and enterprise-wide rebranding efforts, MedAssets, Precyse, Equation and Adremia are being rebranded as nThrive™ and the Precyse University™ brand is being rebranded as nThrive Education™. You will definitely want to check out this article to learn more about the transition and how we will continue the same steadfast dedication to excellence in education we have valued for the past six years.

The efficient and effective rebranding of MedAssets, Precyse and Equation into a single entity, nThrive, has received industry recognition. nThrive, together with health care brand strategy, consulting and marketing firm, Aloft Group, is the recipient of three – two gold and one silver – Transform awards. Click here to find out how the two organizations broke records for a successful corporate rebrand in just six months.

Now back to business and how nThrive is meeting health care job shortages by building a workforce from non-traditional sources. Nine of the top 30 occupations expected to see the most growth are in health care, leading to a shortage of key skilled talent. Healthcare provider organizations must find innovative ways to identify and develop the next generation of skilled employees. Check out our client spotlight to read how nThrive teamed up with Wake Forest Baptist Health and helped them deploy its “Grow Your Own” model for developing coders from non-traditional sources.

nThrive announces the release of our HIM Technology Platform 5.0 that expands our support of managing health information. Released this month, Version 5.0 includes a new patient visit level view that provides a single technology platform to support all of the activities related to managing health information – CDI, coding, auditing, case management, utilization review, discharge planning and quality/risk management. Be sure to take a look at the Technology Platform 5.0 release.

The New Year is coming and so is the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA). Though the reporting year 2017 has not changed from proposed ruling, there are many recent reporting requirements to consider. Are you prepared? Read about your options here.

Happy holidays from nThrive!