From the Desk of the CEO

I want to wrap up July by sharing some important news with you.

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nThrive achieves full re-accreditation with Healthcare Network Accreditation Program from EHNAC

nThrive has achieved full re-accreditation with the Healthcare Network Accreditation Program (HNAP) for Medical Biller from the Electronic Healthcare Network Accreditation Commission (EHNAC). HNAP accreditation ensures adherence to health data processing standards and compliance with security infrastructure and integrity requirements.

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To improve financial clearance and reduce costs, consider expert help

The latest blog in our Patient Liability series explores ways organizations can achieve efficiency gains in financial clearance by leveraging expert resources. Offloading tasks such as verifying eligibility and benefits, address and identification (ID) verification, medical necessity and propensity to pay, frees staff to better manage the initial patient experience.

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Three charge capture process tips to increase revenue: The best defense is a good offense

Health care providers are losing up to one percent of revenue due to charge capture errors. Discover the top three process tips to regain that revenue.

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Value-based reimbursements in rural health care markets

At a July 19 webinar hosted by the National Rural Health Association (NRHA), nThrive Senior Director and MACRA expert Moshe Starkman teamed up with industry expert Dr. Carl Couch, MD, MMM, FAAFP, to discuss “Value-Based Care in Rural America,” discussing MACRA’s history, intent and expectations on rural providers and patients.

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Events

HFMA Region 3 Summit
August 12 – 14, 2018
Mohegan Sun Pocono, Wilkes-Barre, PA
nThrive Senior Consultant and Data Analyst Scott Jones will present a session titled, "Value Based Care: Thriving in a Post MACRA Payment Model," at 5:00 p.m. on August 12.

Utah AHIMA Educational Roundtable
August 23 – 24, 2018
Miller Conference Center, Sandy, UT
Kyle Kobe, nThrive principal, Analytics Advisory, will host a roundtable discussion on "The Path to Success in Proactive Denials Management & Prevention," at 3:45 p.m. on August 23.

Annual CAHAM Educational Conference
August 26 – 29, 2018
Westin St. Francis, San Francisco, CA
Director of Patient Financial Services at Maricopa Integrated Health System Kathie Kirkland and Principal of nThrive Business Health Erica Franko will present a session on August 29 at 9:00 a.m. titled, "Leveraging Patient Segmentation to Meet Patients Where They Are."

Louisiana HFMA Summer Institute
August 27, 2018
Sam’s Town, Shreveport, LA
nThrive Manager of Revenue Cycle Education Development Darcelle Johnson, will host a session titled, "Thinking Outside the Box: Leveraging Education to Drive Patient Access Initiatives," at 2:15 p.m.

Webinars

Value-Based Care: Thriving in a Post-MACRA Payment Model
August 2, 2018, 2:00 p.m
The post-MACRA world is value-driven, more comprehensive, more challenging for small practices and moves technology to the heart of U.S. health care. In this session, we’ll challenge the “one size fits all” mentality of value-based care and contrast the stark differences between rural populations with limited revenue sources and urban areas replete with resources and people in need of care. Exploring how valuable care works and how it could work is fundamental to the success of value-based health care.

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Using Technology to Improve Patient Financial Outcomes
August 15, 2018, 12:00 p.m.
Engaging with patients at the onset of their hospital experience allows the provider to quickly diagnose the optimum pathway or segmentation for the most successful outcome which not only involves account resolution but also a great patient experience. By leveraging patient segmentation beyond propensity-to-pay will allow a hospital to create tailored solutions for a particular patient group that they can embrace. In this session, we’ll discuss how to develop a segmentation framework that enables understanding, measuring, and predicting of consumer health care behavior, and much more.

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