July 2017 Executive Letter

Letter from the CEO

“More than the weather is heating up at nThrive this summer.”

Patient Access White Paper Now Available

Patient Access White Paper Available Now

Register to receive nThrive’s latest white paper, “How to improve patient satisfaction and financial health upfront” for an analysis on the issue of rising patient bad debt. We discuss what you can do to better serve patients and also get paid.

HFMA ANI Conference

Another Great Year at HFMA ANI

Visitors to the nThrive booth had the opportunity to help raise money for charity.

Revenue Cycle Education SimLab

New SimLab! nThrive Education Revenue Cycle Education

Transform your patient access professionals into revenue cycle experts.

Proposed CMS Macra Rule for 2018

5 Top Takeaways of the 2018 Quality Payment Program Proposed Rule

What does the 2018 proposed MACRA rule mean for your practice? It’s all about taking the long view. In his most recent blog post, nThrive’s Senior Value-based Reimbursement Consultant, Moshe Starkman shares the significance of the 2018 QPP proposed rule for practices around the country.

Carl E. Couch, MD, MMM, FAAFP

Dr. Carl E. Couch to serve as Chief Medical Officer for nThrive

nThrive is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Carl E. Couch as chief medical officer for nThrive. Dr. Couch, who was previously vice president of innovation at Baylor Scott & White Health, brings a wealth of expertise and domain knowledge to his new role.

Top Challenges in Hospital Denial Management

Top Challenges in Hospital Denial Management

A number of recent trends in the health care market have escalated the urgent issue of hospital denial management. Read this blog written by nThrive Vice President of Product Management, Bill Knox which explains the top four developments that are posing a threat.



AHIMA CDI Summit July 31-August 1, 2017 The Westin Washington, D.C. City Center, Washington, D.C.

Come speak to one of our professionals on how nThrive CDI solutions can help you improve physician documentation with specialty-specific education, physician scorecards and profiling data. Also, stop by and hear Bonnie S. Cassidy, MPA, RHIA, FAHIMA, FHIMSS, Managing Director of Advisory Services for nThrive lead a discussion on, “Benefits Realization from Collaboration: Embracing and Integrating the focus on Clinical Data Integrity.”

HFMA Region 8 MidAmerica Summer Institute August 7-9, 2017 Kansas City Convention Center, Kansas City, MO

nThrive Senior Value-Based Reimbursement Consultant, Moshe Starkman will be featured in a TedTalk session on August 7 speaking about, “MACRA - How 50 years of Medicare reporting changes on January 1st, 2018.” Make sure to listen in!

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

Are you looking to optimize your revenue cycle with financial pathways? Stop by for an engaging conversation where nThrive Senior Director, Patient Eligibility, Aimee Newson will tell you everything you need to know.

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

Learn about clinical documentation improvement with nThrive CDI Specialist, Vinu Jyothi. She will hosting 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 be hosting 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.”

CAHAM Annual Conference August 27-30, 2017 Rancho Palos Verdes, California

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