Dear Health Care Reader –

I have people ask me if we at nThrive slow down for the summer – you know, sit back a little and relax. I always answer – truthfully and happily – no! nThrive is making waves in the health care industry, and we are doing everything we can to help our clients and communities thrive.

Just last month, through the help of the HFMA ANI attendees, nThrive donated to an important charity – Hire Heroes USA. We are proud to support Hire Heroes USA in multiple ways, including through our nThrive Transitions Program. Through this program, we help to provide education and training to unemployed and underemployed workers, many whom have no health care experience. To learn how Hire Heroes USA is involved in the Transitions Program and see how the contributions made at HFMA ANI were used, click here.

Is your organization taking advantage of all the services and automation available to enhance your Patient Access? Find out by reading our latest white paper, “How to improve patient satisfaction and financial health upfront,” an analysis on rising patient bad debt and how Patient Access improvements can help.

It’s no secret that we at nThrive believe strongly in education opportunities for every health care professional. An educated colleague is a strong asset to any organization. The nThrive Education team is back at it, working hard to provide you with our first-of-its-kind Revenue Cycle SIMLAB catalog, which is based on the UB-04 claim form, also known as the CMS-1450 form. Click here to learn more!

Is your health care system collecting all of the money that is rightfully yours? Make sure to read this blog in which nThrive Vice President of Product Management Bill Knox explains the top four developments standing between your organization and the money it is owed.

In his most recent blog post, Moshe Starkman, nThrive’s Senior Value-based Reimbursement Consultant, explains the significance of the 2018 Quality Payment Program (QPP) Proposed Rule (CMS-552-P) for practices around the country. Last month, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released the 2018 Quality Payment Program (QPP) Proposed Rule (CMS-552-P). For Program Year 2, CMS proposes another slow ramp-up, transition year for the QPP and continued program flexibility – but with several noteworthy modifications. Click here to read the full story.

Lastly, it is my pleasure and honor to announce the appointment of Dr. Carl E. Couch as chief medical officer for nThrive. Dr. Couch brings a wealth of expertise to nThrive and, moreover, shares our commitment to our mission and our nThrive values. He will focus on thought leadership and guide us in our quest to grow our ambulatory and value-based reimbursement portfolio. Welcome, Dr. Couch!

Thank you, health care reader for following nThrive for your part in this exciting journey. As we always have, the entire nThrive team looks forward to helping you and your organization thrive.

Best,

Joel Hackney, CEO