Dear Health Care Reader –

As the health care industry continuously evolves, the nThrive team is geared up and focusing our resources to make sure that our services and solutions meet your organization’s needs – today and into the future. Updating you on the most current trends and latest news is what we love to do – when you and your organization thrive, we do as well. In this edition of The nQuirer, we have several thought-leading and informative blogs that you won’t want to miss.

Let’s start with some significant industry news. On November 2, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released its Calendar Year 2018 revisions to the Quality Payment Program. To learn the important takeaways from the 2018 MACRA final rule, click here. In this blog, you’ll discover nThrive’s recommendations for providers moving forward.

Helping today’s patients and health care providers thrive, despite the industry barriers, begins when patients first engage with the health care system. Health care reform, shifts in payor mix and rising patient bad debt have pushed Patient Access to the first line of defense to help health systems achieve a healthy bottom line. To find out more on Patient Access, and learn how nThrive can assist you and your organization, be sure to read this blog.

Part of serving the health care industry is anticipating our clients’ needs and being ready with new solutions. We’d like to help you discover the 10 telltale signs that your Claims Management might be hindering reimbursements. Click here to read this informative blog that tells you what you need to know.

We all know that claim denials can be the source of many health care leaders’ challenges. What’s more frustrating is that many denials could be prevented by simply addressing errors in billing and coding. In order to counter this problem, we have identified the three best practices for managing hospital denials. Click here to find out what they are!

I’d like to take a moment and put the spotlight on an upcoming webinar that nThrive is hosting. On December 12, nThrive is partnering up with Maricopa Integrated Health System Director of Patient Financial Services Katie Kirkland, MBA, to deliver an enriching discussion on how Maricopa successfully identified the root causes of their denials, how they uncovered data trends, and then they’ll share their best practices in productivity tracking. The session is free for HFMA members. To learn more and register for this webinar, click here.

As you know, whenever I get the opportunity, I love to share exciting news about nThrive. This month, members from our marketing team attended the 2017 North America Transform Awards in New York, NY. Chief Marketing Officer Kristin Saponaro, Director of Corporate Communications Audra Murphy, and Creative Director Tara O’Neill, had the pleasure of accepting the gold award for Best Brand Architecture! Click here for more details.

And finally, earlier this month, nThrive sponsored a deep-dive strategic session at the HealthLeaders Media CEO Exchange in Austin, TX. The session provided an opportunity to engage with executive leaders of hospitals and health care systems representing both rural and densely populated communities who, like nThrive, are actively leading the charge toward population health management. Kyle Kobe, nThrive principal, analytics advisory and Moshe Starkman, nThrive senior value-based reimbursement consultant, led the discussion emphasizing the importance of data analytics to drive innovation, cost savings and revenue growth in today’s shifting economic environment. Click here for more details.

I would like to wish you a very happy Thanksgiving and holiday season, and if there is anything nThrive can do for you, please let us know – that is what we’re here for!


Joel Hackney, CEO