Dear Health Care Reader –

Wouldn’t you agree that Autumn is always a welcome respite after the heat of summer? Don’t get me wrong – I love the laid-back atmosphere that summer offers, but the Fall recharges. And, it’s traditionally a time to get back on the learning track. Just recently, nThrive professionals, Moshe Starkman, nThrive senior value-based reimbursement (VBR) consultant, and Bonnie Cassidy, MPA, RHIA, FAHIMA, FHIMSS, principal director of nThrive Advisory Services, hosted a complimentary webinar, “Why data integrity matters for MACRA success.” It was a lively discussion about how clean data can impact success, the MACRA data requirements and information governance for MACRA. To learn more and listen to the recording, click here.

Did you attend the 2017 AHIMA Conference and Exhibit? nThrive did! Our team welcomed the opportunity to meet new attendees, as well as speak with many of our clients. nThrive booth visitors had the chance to play the nThrive Education interactive game, learn about our featured solutions and win prizes! Click here for more information about nThrive at AHIMA.

If you’re a regular reader of my letters, you know how proud I am of the great work done by nThrive Education, the most comprehensive and innovative revenue cycle and HIM education solution in the country. The team is busy right now, aligning courseware products with the 2018 changes to ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS. To find out more about ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS courses, click here.

Speaking of change, for those of you dealing with rising denials, nThrive recently posted a new blog, sharing our three top tips for managing clinical denials. It’s a quick read filled with excellent tips to lower your denials rate.

Client Trinity Health recently had a triumph of its own, so to speak. It leveraged its physician practice data to improve productivity and operational efficiency. In a recent webinar, Jon Maner, Trinity Health vice president of Operational Excellence, and Brian Buell, nThrive vice president of Client Management Analytics Advisory, shared the steps they took to discover and quantify the root causes of the health care provider’s employed physician practice financial loss. Read this article to learn how they did it.

Last but certainly not least, nThrive is hosting three day-long events for its current software and services clients. In order to drive our clients to success, we will be sharing all of our best practices, thought leadership and insights at our User Group events in New Orleans, Boston and San Diego. To find out more details, click here.

No matter what season it is, I hope that you continue to flourish with nThrive. If there is any way that we can assist your Patient-to-Payment℠ needs, let us know! 


Joel Hackney, CEO