Dear Reader –

While each issue of The nQuirer is filled with valuable content – everything from company updates to our take on health care industry trends – this month, we've taken it to the next level with especially informative articles that I hope you'll enjoy.

First and foremost, I am elated to announce that nThrive was named Category Leader for Contract Management in the 2019 Best in KLAS: Software & Services report. Since transforming into one united entity in 2016, nThrive has been recognized by KLAS for three consecutive years. I speak for my entire team at nThrive when I say we are proud to provide a combination of technology, processes and services that accelerate turnaround time, reduce costs and help health care organizations achieve their financial goals while providing a superior patient journey. Whether it's with Contract Management or any other solution or service we offer, we're here to make your health care organization thrive.

If your organization is seeking assistance to help maximize revenue across settings of health care, I encourage you to learn about our new machine learning technology that expands Charge Capture Audit (CCA) to cover non-acute settings. If you have a question or would like more information on how we can aid you in identifying missed charges, don't hesitate to reach out.

Like I said earlier – and as I often do – I'm very proud of my team here at nThrive. Recently, we helped a Boston-based health system – that sought to maximize yield from insurance payors as they dealt with increasingly complex contracts – collect $9.3 million in underpayments across 10 hospitals using our Payment Variance Services. Want to learn more? Take a minute and review our case study and see what the health system's Manager of Revenue Analysis and Contracting had to say about the experience.

Next, I have three new blogs focusing on current medical industry hot topics. First, if your health care organization is focused on improving Revenue Integrity, read, "Three Charge Capture Process Tips to Increase Revenue: The Best Defense is a Good Offense," written by nThrive Vice President of Product Management Kevin Smith to learn the three tips that can help your organization build a strong Charge Integrity strategy.

Second, what does “population health” mean to you? It's not always clear but nThrive Senior Director of Value-Based Reimbursements Moshe Starkman provides clarity on population health in his new blog titled, "Population health means comprehensive value-based care."

Last but certainly not least, we want to help your health care organization transform its cancer registry program in just a few easy steps. We know it's difficult for overburdened and understaffed cancer registry programs to meet the growing patient registry demands, so in her new blog titled, "5 Ways to Transform a Cancer Registry Program," nThrive Vice President of Cancer and Clinical Registry Services Laurie Thor, RHIA, CTR, shares how to ensure that all facets of your organization's cancer patient registry program are compliant with standard setters. I know these simple steps will make your job easier when it comes to safeguarding cancer patient data.

I hope you find this month's articles as interesting and informative as I do. Until next time, have a happy and healthy month ahead.

Best,

Joel Hackney, CEO