Dear Reader –

I want to wrap up July by sharing some important news with you. nThrive recently achieved full re-accreditation with the Healthcare Network Accreditation Program (HNAP) for Medical Biller from the Electronic Healthcare Network Accreditation Commission (EHNAC). Through completion of the rigorous accreditation process, nThrive has proven it’s a valuable partner in claims and medical billing. I am proud to say our organization demonstrates adherence to stringent standards and participates in the comprehensive, objective evaluation of the business. nThrive has maintained this accreditation since 2010 and I look forward to continuing this process for years down the road.

I take pride in sharing meaningful company updates with you, but, more importantly, I am eager to share information that is beneficial in your careers. If you, like me, always want to learn something new and would like to earn a few CEU’s while doing so, I encourage you to visit our events page. There, you’ll find access to upcoming webinars hosted by nThrive and partnering organizations on some of the most current industry topics.

Just recently, nThrive joined forces with the National Rural Health Association for a webinar titled, “Value-Based Care in Rural America.” nThrive Senior Director and MACRA expert Moshe Starkman teamed up with industry expert Dr. Carl Couch, MD, MMM, FAAFP, to discuss MACRA’s history, intent and expectations on rural providers and patients. To learn how MACRA will impact providers in a rural environment, I encourage you to listen to the replay.

In addition to our recent webinars, the nThrive team has also published new blogs that could potentially answer some of your questions about our evolving industry. 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.

If your interests lie more in the middle of the revenue cycle, you’ll want to read how a strong Charge Integrity strategy is the best defense against charge capture errors. In our blog, “Three Charge Capture Process Tips to Increase Revenue: The Best Defense is a Good Offense,” you’ll discover how you can automate billing review and resolution processes, bring issues to the surface and resolve them permanently.

However, no matter which part of the revenue cycle your organization might need assistance with – front, middle or back – nThrive can be a partner you trust to get the job done.

I hope you enjoy this last month of summer and I welcome your feedback.

Best,

Joel Hackney, CEO