From the Desk of the CEO

Health care is continuously evolving. Current market forces – from rising patient responsibility to consumerism – are driving the need to go beyond incremental improvement in the revenue cycle to achieve a true transformation.

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Redefining the revenue cycle from Patient-to-Payment

At nThrive, we believe the time is now to break down silos, holistically connecting the hospital revenue cycle from Patient-to-Payment℠ comprehending dependencies which, if neglected, can create costly breakdowns in the system.

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Visit nThrive at NAHAM 2018

Stop by nThrive booth #504 and learn how our technology, services and education can transform the front end of your revenue cycle, helping to manage patient responsibility and reduce bad debt.

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Increase your CMI an average 20%! To learn how, visit nThrive at ACDIS 2018

Visit nThrive booth #219 at the 2018 11th Annual ACDIS Conference in San Antonio, Texas and speak with an nThrive subject matter expert.

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On-demand Webinar: Practical Strategies for Denials Prevention across the Revenue Cycle

The nThrive on-demand webinar, part 1 of 2, is now available and free to view anytime! You’ll learn about industry trends, how to move from recovery to prevention, best practices in workflow and productivity tracking and more. Long-lasting denials prevention success is the result of strong processes throughout the revenue cycle.

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Case Study: Major US health care system increases Medicaid collections

Learn how a major U.S. health care system brought nThrive onboard as a second support resource for eligibility enrollment services, netting the organization more than $25 million in Medicaid cash collections.

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Webinar recap: “Why data integrity matters for MACRA success”

In a recent MACRA educational webinar, nThrive experts Moshe Starkman, senior value-based reimbursement (VBR) consultant and Denise French, senior manager of Solutions Marketing, discussed the impact of data integrity on Medicare reimbursement.

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Value-based care analytics: Leveraging data insights to enhance reimbursement and quality

In today’s value-driven reality, government legislation such as the 2015 Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) is shaping the course with new value-based reimbursement (VBR) payment models, linking quality performance metrics to provider reimbursement. Health care organizations are under immense pressure to adapt to VBR and quality-based incentive models to replace fee-for-service models.

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Events

North Carolina AHIMA Annual Meeting
May 1-4, 2018
Sheraton Imperial Hotel and Convention Center, Durham, NC
Stop by booth #15 to speak with our team. Also, you don’t want to miss the four thought leading sessions nThrive is hosting. First, on May 2 at 9:00 a.m., nThrive Vice President of HIM Integrated Services Denise Johnson, RHIA, MS, CPHQ, will speak about, “Efficient Health Information Governance and CDI: Benefits Realization.” Next, on May 3 at 8:00 a.m., Senior Value-Based Reimbursement Consultant Moshe Starkman will present, “Value Based Care - Thriving in a Post-MACRA Payment Model.” Also on May 3 at 1:00 p.m., Denise will present again on, “Health Information Management Maturity Model – Journey to Transformation.” Then, at 4:15 p.m., nThrive President of Education Thomas Ormondroyd, MBA, will link up with Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center’s Director of Coding Quality Review and Education Gina Fones-DiCrocco, MEd, ATC-R, CPC and Assistant Director, Coding Quality Review & Education, Donna Bare, CPC, to present, “An Innovative Workforce Development Program: Building Our Own Coders.” We hope to see you there!

Colorado AHIMA 2018 Annual Meeting
May 3-4, 2018
Denver Marriott South, Lone Tree, CO
On May 3 at 8:10 a.m., nThrive Senior Consultant and Data Analyst Scott Jones will present a session titled, “Simplifying MACRA, MIPS & APMS for HIM.”

44th Annual NAHAM Conference
May 3-6, 2018
Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel, Denver, CO
Speak with subject matter experts at nThrive booth #504. Then, we hope you’re able to join the discussion on May 5 at 4:00 p.m., when nThrive President of Education Thomas Ormondroyd, MBA, presents, “Solving the Labor Supply Challenge by Building the Front Line Workforce from your Organization and Community.” Implementing an effective and efficient program to turn a hospital or community’s existing population into quality front staff will help to solve the supply challenge. To enable this, hospitals need to embark on a program to develop patient access staff organically by leveraging the power of their local communities. Learn what you need to know and more.

Louisiana HFMA Annual Meeting
May 7-8, 2018
Doubletree by Hilton, Lafayette, LA
On May 7 at 2:00 p.m., Senior Value-Based Reimbursement Consultant Moshe Starkman will present a session titled, “Value-Based Care – Thriving in a post MACRA payment model.” Then on May 8 at 9:45 a.m., nThrive Education partner Susan Gurzynski-Wells, HealthStream senior product manager, Revenue Cycle, will lead a discussion titled, “Thinking Outside the Box: Leveraging Education to Drive Patient Access Initiatives.”

NRHA Annual Rural Health Conference
May 8-11, 2018
Marriott New Orleans, New Orleans, LA
Stop by nThrive booth #304 to see how nThrive’s technology, advisory expertise, analytics and education programs can help your organization thrive.

Hawkeye AAHAM Chapter Spring Conference
May 16-18, 2018
Hilton Garden Inn, Johnston, IA
On May 17 at 11:15 a.m., nThrive Senior Consultant and Data Analyst Scott Jones will lead a presentation on MACRA. Then, after lunch at 1:15 p.m., nThrive Principal Director, Revenue Capture and Charge Audit Services Glen Reiner will host a session on revenue integrity.

North Georgia AHIMA Annual Conference
May 18, 2018
McKesson Technology, Alpharetta, GA
At 10:15 a.m., Senior Value-Based Reimbursement Consultant Moshe Starkman will hold a session on MACRA. Come join the conversation and earn one CEU.

NCRA 44th Annual Education Conference
May 20-23, 2018
Sheraton New Orleans, New Orleans, LA
Swing by the nThrive booth #27 and play Ping Pong Bingo for a chance to win a prize or help nThrive donate to St. Jude Children’s Hospital on your behalf. Also, be sure to speak with the nThrive team and we’ll help you reach your cancer registry abstracting & management goals. Recruiters will be onsite to discuss available jobs and answer your questions. Then, on Wednesday, May 23 at 2:45 p.m., nThrive Oncology Data Manager Melanie Stratman will lead a presentation titled, “Survivorship Care Plans – A CTR's Role and Survival Guide.” We hope you’re able to attend.

Pennsylvania AHIMA Annual Meeting
May 21-22, 2018
Seven Springs Mountain Resort, Laurel Highlands, PA
On May 21 at 3:15 p.m., nThrive Senior Manager of Solutions Marketing Denise French and Principal Director, Revenue Capture and Charge Audit Services Glen Reiner will present a discussion titled, “Improving Revenue Integrity: The New Frontier for HIM Professionals.” To preserve or improve revenue integrity takes a village and starts with Value Based Care Models, which supports Care Coordination to help shift the focus from not only ensuring that documentation reflects the intensity of resources and severity of illness for case mix purposes, but that it also reflects the quality of care provided. Join us to learn more!

2018 ACDIS Annual Conference
May 21-24, 2018
Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, San Antonio, TX
Stop by nThrive booth #219 and Spin the Wheel for charity! nThrive is donating proceeds to MedShare, a 501c(3) humanitarian aid organization dedicated to improving the quality of life of people, communities and our planet by sourcing and directly delivering surplus medical supplies and equipment to communities in need around the world. Also, speak with our CDI subject matter experts you about how nThrive CDI services, technology, consulting and education solutions can improve your results and enhance patient outcomes.

HFMA Region 1 Annual Conference
May 23-24, 2018
Mohegan Sun Resort, Uncasville, CT
On May 23 at 9:45 a.m., join nThrive Senior Consultant and Data Analyst Scott Jones as he presents, “The Clinically Integrated Network, A Value Driven Organization Structure.” You’ll learn how to evaluate your organization’s readiness based on established critical success factors and much more. Then at 1:45 p.m., Senior Manager Drew Brown will host “Machine Learning - Its Uses in Predicting Readmissions to Avoid CMS Penalty,” where he will discuss what it takes for a hospital to build a predictive model and what a good model looks like.

American College of Preventive Medicine Annual Meeting
May 23-26, 2018
Sheraton Grand Hotel, Chicago, IL
At 8:30 a.m. on May 25, Dr. Carl E. Couch, MD, MMM, FAAFP, chief medical officer for nThrive, will present, “Health System Transformation from the Front Lines: Who's 'Accountable' and for What?” with two guest speakers.