August 2017 Executive Letter

Letter from the CEO

Here at nThrive, we constantly ask ourselves what we can do to enhance the lives of our client organizations and your patients.    

What is Cost to Collect in the Hospital Revenue Cycle?

What is Cost to Collect?

Patient responsibility in health care provider payments continues to grow. By 2019, providers could see a substantial increase in the amount of revenue they are owed directly from patients. Read this blog to learn more.

The Revenue Cycle: from Managed Care Contracting to Collections

The Revenue Cycle: From Managed Care Contracting to Collections

A discussion about the leading revenue cycle trends, from commercial payor-provider relationships to high deductible health plans and the associated challenges of business-consumer interactions.

ICD-10-PCS and ICD-10-CM Medical Coding Webinars

nThrive Education ICD-10-PCS and ICD-10-CM Coding Webinars – Changes in 2018

Are you looking to earn CEU’s? If so, read here to find out how nThrive can help you do that.

How to Report MIPS Data to Medicare

How are you going to Report your MIPS Performance Data to Medicare?

Under MACRA’s Quality Payment program, MIPS-eligible clinicians can submit their 2017 MIPS data beginning January 1, 2018 through March 31, 2018. This means there’s no time to waste – the earlier you prepare, the better. Read this blog to find out more.

Webinar for 2018 Proposed CMS MACRA Rule

2018 MACRA Quality Payment Program Proposed Rule

CMS recently announced proposed updates to the 2018 MACRA Quality Payment Program. How will these changes impact your organization financially and operationally? Attend nThrive’s complimentary On-Demand webinar to learn more.





2017 COHAM Annual Conference, August 24-25, 2017, Manor Vail Lodge, Vail, CO

nThrive Senior Director, Patient Eligibility Aimee Newson, and Senior Vice President, Service Solutions Kelley Blair, will present, "Optimize your revenue cycle with financial pathways."

North Carolina ACDIS Meeting, August 25, 2017, Wilson Memorial Hospital, Wilson, NC

Do you have questions about CDI? nThrive Clinical Documentation Improvement Specialist, Vinu Jyothi will host a discussion on “Data Driven Clinical Documentation for Continuous Improvement.” Make sure to stop by and hear what she has to say.

Florida ACDIS Meeting, August 26, 2017, Sarasota Memorial Hospital, Sarasota, FL

nThrive will host two thought leading discussions this year at FLACDIS. Bonnie S. Cassidy, MPA, RHIA, FAHIMA, FHIMSS, managing director of Advisory Services for nThrive, will be talking about “Clinical Documentation Improvement/Coding Collaboration.” Also on CDI, Melanie Annicelli, nThrive Clinical Documentation Improvement Specialist will speak on, “Data Driven Clinical Documentation for Continuous Improvement.”

The 49th Annual CAHAM Educational Conference, August 27-30, 2017, The Terranea Resort, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA

Does MSP have you stuck in a loop? nThrive Vice President of Revenue Cycle Services, Client Development Nicole Guido, will lead a presentation with Maricopa Director of Patient Financial Services Kathie Kirkland, on “Effectively Navigating the MSP Rules and Regulations.”

The Healthcare Roundtable, September 6-8, 2017, The Brown Palace Hotel, Denver, CO

At the CFO Forum, nThrive Senior Value-Based Reimbursement Consultant Moshe Starkman, will present, “Medicare Physician Payment: The Long-View MACRA Update.”

MD AAHAM Annual Institute-2017, September 12-14, 2017, Princess Royale, Ocean City, MD

On September 13, nThrive Principal Director Erica Franko, will present, “Adopting Patient-Centric Strategies to Improve Your Revenue Cycle."

The Healthcare Roundtable, September 13-15, 2017, Renaissance Nashville Hotel, Nashville, TN

At the CMO and Employed Physician Network Forum, nThrive Senior Value-Based Reimbursement Consultant Moshe Starkman, will present, “Medicare Physician Payment: The Long-View MACRA Update.”

California ACDIS 3rd Annual Conference, September 15, 2017, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, Torrance, CA

nThrive Senior Value-Based Reimbursement Consultant Moshe Starkman, will present, “MACRA - How 50 years of Medicare reporting changes on January 1st, 2018.”

NueHealth's Annual Revenue Cycle Conference, September 20, 2017, Overland Park, KS

nThrive will be hosting two thought leadership discussions during NueHealth’s Annual Revenue Cycle Conference. Glen Reiner, Principal Director of Revenue Capture and Charge Audit Services will present “Avoiding Denials and Capturing Revenue, a Revenue Integrity Perspective. Susan Gurzynski-Wells, Senior Product Manager of Revenue Cycle at HealthStream will speak on “Solving the Labor Supply Challenge by Building the Patient Access Workforce within Your Organization.”

HFMA Northern California Fall Conference, September 21-22, 2017, Resort at Squaw Creek, Lake Tahoe, CA

On September 21, nThrive Senior Manager National Service Offering Lead, Data Strategy and Analytics Drew Brown, will be presenting about, “Understanding Bundled Payments, How To Get Started and How To Be Successful.”

Becker’s Annual Health IT and Rev Cycle Conference, September 21-23, 2017, Hyatt Regency, Chicago, IL

On September 22, Brian Clubb, vice president of Product Management at nThrive is participating in a panel discussion. The topic is “The Revenue Cycle: from Managed Care Contracting to Collections.”