Dear Reader –

It’s hard to believe that another summer has come and gone. It feels like it was just yesterday that it was the end of May and I was sharing the details about our upcoming presence at HFMA ANI and urging you to look at the latest nThrive Patient Access eBook. Since then, much has happened at nThrive, and we are excited for the great opportunities and moments ahead.

While the nThrive team works hard every day to ensure our clients’ organizations are healthy and productive through our suite of health care solutions, we’re starting this Fall even more determined to do so and on strong footing at two industry-leading events. If you’re interested in ways to counter shrinking margins and improve revenue cycle performance, stop by our booths at both Becker’s Hospital Review 4th Annual Health IT + Revenue Cycle Conference in Chicago, Ill., and at the National Rural Health Association 2018 Critical Access Hospital Conference, in Kansas City, Mo. We hope to see you there.

Participating in industry events is just one of the many ways nThrive strives to reach our ultimate goal – to empower health care and patient access for everyone in every community. We know that improving the patient solutions journey and increasing patient satisfaction is a key function of reaching that goal; however, we also know that it is extremely important to help you maximize your reimbursement potential through effective revenue cycle management. While being patient-centric may seem like the latest health care catchword, if you adopt it as a mindset, it can help you identify and collect more dollars for your services. In one of our latest blogs, you can learn why seeking out and qualifying patients from non-traditional funding sources can be beneficial for both you and your patients.

When it comes to maximizing reimbursement, nThrive can help in more ways than one. If your organization is struggling to analyze and predict the real financial impact of contract negotiations with payors, we can help eliminate underpayments, improve appeal outcomes and help reduce first-time Medicare denials. With the assistance of nThrive Contract Management and Modeler, one of our clients was able to identify $7.3 million in underpayments in only 16 months. If you would like to learn more, read our latest case study featuring Alhambra Hospital Medical Center Healthcare.

Helping health systems increase financial performance is our mission and because of this we strive to share as much of our knowledge and expertise surrounding our innovative health information management solutions with you as help you do the same In a recent MACRA webinar hosted in a recent MACRA webinar hosted by the Ohio Health Information Management Association, presenter Moshe Starkman, nThrive senior director of Value-based Reimbursements, emphasizes how important it is to invest in MACRA education at all levels of your clinically integrated network or hospital to facilitate organizational alignment and make value-based reimbursement work to your advantage. Listen to the replay to learn how value based care will affect your revenue cycle and what steps to take to rebalance or otherwise identify new revenue sources.

I hope you find this edition of The nQuirer to be filled with valuable information. If you have questions about anything at all, please let us know. I hope you enjoy the last few days of summer and I look forward to working with you in the Fall.


Joel Hackney, CEO