nThrive CEO Joel Hackney

From the Desk of the CEO

The pace of change in health care is astounding. Both technology and health solutions are developing rapidly, and the health care industry is continuously growing. But one thing remains constant and that is…

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How To Improve Patient Satisfaction

Want to learn how to improve patient satisfaction? Arm patients with facts prior to service, provide options

Health insurance deductibles have increased an estimated 82 percent from 2009 to 2017, placing more of the burden for payment on patients' revenue. Accurate estimating influences patient satisfaction and willingness to pay upfront.

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Effective Health Care Patient Payment Solutions with nThrive

nThrive health solutions expert analyzes bundled payments at September AAHAM conference

In addition to the several Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) bundled payment programs, even more activity is occurring in the commercial space. The following nThrive blog recaps a recent AAHAM presentation by nThrive health solutions expert Barry Zajac on, "Bundled Payments: How to Realize Savings in the Value-based Reimbursement World."

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Health Solutions for Improved Payor Contract Pricing and Modeling

nThrive Webinar: Health Solutions for Improved Payor Contract Pricing and Modeling

Approximately 50 percent of payment discrepancies in health care are due to underpayments. In this webinar, health care providers will learn about industry trends affecting payment variance and strategies to successfully model contracts for future negotiations.

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The Value of a Complete Quality Medical Coding Audit Program in Health Care

The Value of a Complete Quality Medical Coding Audit Program in Health Care

When it comes to medical coding audits, identifying coding issues soon after they occur can directly impact ROI. Watch our nThrive webinar, "The Value of a Complete Coding Quality Audit Program" for tips on how to build a strong medical coding audit program and you’ll also earn a CEU at no cost.

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Upcoming nThrive Events

Allscripts ACE User Group
October 3 – 5, 2018
nThrive experts will be in attendance at the Hyatt Regency St. Louis at the Arch, St. Louis, MO

New Jersey HFMA Annual Institute
October 3 – 5, 2018
Borgata Casino and Resort, Atlantic City, NJ
On October 4, nThrive is hosting five thought leading presentations: "Leveraging Innovative Education Programs to Solve the Revenue Cycle Labor Shortage and Talent Gap" at 1:40 p.m. by Darcelle Johnson, Manager, Revenue Cycle Education Development; "Managing Third Party Risk in a Changing Health Care Environment" at 1:40 p.m. by Bernard Gay, Chief Information Officer; "Optimize Revenue Cycle Processes and Workflow to Improve Reimbursements" at 3:00 p.m. by Erica Franko, Senior Vice President, Advisory Services; "The Clinically Integrated Network, A Value Driven Organization Structure" 3:00 p.m. by Scott Jones, Senior Consultant and Data Analyst; "Customizing the Patient Experience" at 4:00 p.m. by Kevin Smith, Vice President, Product Management.

Arizona ACDIS/Arizona AHIMA Joint Meeting
October 6, 2018
Maricopa County Hospital, Phoenix, AZ
Gina Stinson, Senior Director of Process Excellence at nThrive will present, "Practical Strategies for Denials Prevention Across the Revenue Cycle."

HFMA Idaho/Idaho Hospital Association Annual Conference
October 6 – 9, 2018
Sun Valley Resort, Sun Valley, ID
At 2:45 p.m. on October 6, Chad Peters, principal, Advisory Services at nThrive, will present, "Leveraging Patient Segmentation to Meet Patients Where They Are."

Cerner Health Conference
October 8 – 11, 2018
Kansas City Convention Center, Kansas City, MO
Visit nThrive at booth 717 to learn about recent changes on our revenue cycle offerings; Cerner/nThrive – Integrated Claims Management, Contract Management, Charge Integrity, Financial Clearance, Patient Estimation. Schedule an appointment today to talk with our health information management experts at the conference, your name will be entered in a raffle for a chance to win one of three Apple watches!

Central PA ACDIS Conference
October 12, 2018
UPMC Susquehanna, Williamsport, PA
At 1:00 p.m., Glen Reiner, Vice President of Advisory Solutions, Middle Revenue Cycle at nThrive will present, "The Path to Success in Proactive Denials Management & Prevention."

nThrive Hosted Virtual User Forums
October 15 – 19, 2018 and November 5 – 9, 2018
Current clients are invited to join us at one – or many – of our upcoming 2018 User Forum virtual sessions. These education solutions sessions are designed for you to share best practices for navigating the changing health care landscape, increase your knowledge of nThrive and participate in thought provoking sessions. As always, feel free to provide your suggestions so we can better serve your needs in the future. We hope this format will allow more of you to take advantage of this educational event. Register today!

AAHAM ANI 2018
October 17 – 19, 2018
Hyatt Regency Coconut Point, Bonita Springs, Florida
Enter for a chance to win a Yeti cooler at nThrive booth 203. Speak with an nThrive health information management professional about ways to counter shrinking margins and improve revenue cycle performance. Then, at 10:30 am on October 17, Erica Franko, senior vice president at nThrive will present, "Optimize Revenue Cycle Processes and Workflow to Improve Reimbursements."

HFMA Montana Fall Conference
October 17 – 19, 2018
Doubletree by Hilton, Billings, MT
On October 18 at 1:00 p.m., Glen Reiner, Vice President of Advisory Solutions, Middle Revenue Cycle at nThrive will present, "Path to Success in Proactive Denials Management and Prevention."

HFMA's MAP Revenue Cycle Conference
October 21 – 23, 2018
Denver, CO
Stop by the nThrive booth to learn how to improve your revenue cycle performance and enter a chance to win a Yeti Premium cooler!

First Illinois HFMA Fall Summit
October 23 – 24, 2018
Drury Lane Theatre and Conference Center, Oakbrook Terrace, IL
Stop by the nThrive booth to learn about our range of health information management services aimed at capturing more dollars for your provided health care services. Enter for a chance to win a prize! At 9:00 am, on October 23, Tanya Hawkins, vice president, Strategic Solutions at nThrive will present, "Optimize Your Revenue Cycle with Financial Pathways."

Webinars

AHIMA Webinar
October 19, 2018
12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Path to Success in Proactive Denials Management and Prevention by Glen Reiner
Register Today!

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