From the Desk of the CEO

I am pleased to introduce you to the latest issue of The nQuirer. As always, we focus this edition on an array of pieces touching on health care industry trends, as well as health information management standards and success stories.

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Optimize the Value of Your Chargemaster

Price Transparency continues to be top of mind. The requirements for health care organizations' chargemasters (CDM) are huge. The time is here to conduct a CDM Compliance Review with nThrive!

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More providers are outsourcing their entire revenue cycle

In this Modern Healthcare article, Brenda Cline, President, Service Solutions at nThrive, states that partnering with one vendor offers providers accountability and a better line of sight to an entire performance breakdown. Read the full article and see the RCM firms listing here.

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Boston-based Health System Recovers $9.3 Million in Underpayments

A Boston health system partnered with nThrive to improve contract management, contract modeling, and variance follow-up processes. As a result, the provider effectively managed increasingly complex contracts to collect $9.3 million in underpayments. Check out this exciting video to learn more!

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AHIMA Presentation Recap: Integrating Clinical and Financial Process and Data to Drive Revenue Integrity

Learn about data driven CDI technology and how it provides continuous improvements through internal auditing and feedback mechanisms, collaboration with medical billing and coding and providers in order to solve issues related to more efficiently merge clinical and financial processes.

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Case study recap: NMHS partners with nThrive on Quality Payment Program (QPP) reporting, receives maximum payment adjustment

Read how North Mississippi Health System worked with nThrive's industry-leading Quality Payment Program (QPP) Registry to aggregate their data and broaden their score reporting capabilities, achieving a maximum payment adjustment.

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Upcoming nThrive Health Information Management Events

Philadelphia/NJ/Delaware Local ACDIS Conference
November 6, 2019
Jefferson Torresdale Hospital, Philadelphia, PA
At 8:30 a.m., nThrive Senior Director CDI & Charge Audit Amy Rector will deliver a presentation entitled, "Integrating Clinical and Financial Process and Data to Drive Revenue Integrity."

Maine AHIMA Fall Conference
November 7-8, 2019
Augusta Civic Center, Augusta, ME
On November 7 at 2:00 p.m., nThrive Education & Learning Specialist Lori Purcell will host a session entitled, "The Impact of NCCI Edits on Ancillary Departments." She will then present a session at 3:15 p.m. called, "The More I Learn About Coding, the More I Realize How Much I Don't Know."

Vermont AHIMA Fall Meeting
November 8, 2019
Middlebury College, Middlebury, VT
At 3:00 p.m., nThrive Vice President Sales Jason Siedman and nThrive Director Sales Jennifer Stager will facilitate a session titled, "How Provider Documentation Impacts Coding and Reimbursement."

Pennsylvania AHIMA Fall Conference
November 8, 2019
Insurance Agents & Brokers Service Group, Inc., Mechanicsburg, PA
At 9:00 a.m., nThrive Senior Director Advisory Services Virginia Gleason will present a session entitled, "Opportunities for Increased Net Patient Revenue through Improved Care Coordination." Next, at 10:00 a.m., nThrive Senior Manager Advisory Services John Hataway will host a session called, "New Paradigm: Managing and Preventing Denials in a Clinically-Driven Revenue Cycle."

2019 ICAHN Annual Conference
November 13-14, 2019
I Hotel and Conference Center, Champaign, IL
Visit the nThrive booth for a chance to win a $100 Amazon gift card. While you're there, speak with an nThrive expert about how we can re-engineer your entire revenue cycle and empower your mission. The outcome is sustainable financial improvement through increased revenue yield and patient satisfaction, streamlined cash flow, and a reduced cost to collect.

2019 Alabama HFMA Fall Institute
November 14-15, 2019
Marriott Birmingham, Birmingham, AL
On November 14 at 4 pm, nThrive Senior Director Advisory Solutions Analytics Moshe Starkman will host a session entitled, "Bundled Payments: Achieving the Triple Aim."

nThrive Webinars

Idaho HIMSS Webinar Series
Date: November 6, 2019
Time: 12:00 p.m. MDT
Details: nThrive Senior Director Advisory Solutions Analytics Moshe Starkman will present on a topic titled, "Between Value-Driven Initiatives and Expanding Outpatient Services, Where Do Hospitals Fit in 21st Century US Health Care?"

Lake Huron Michigan AHIMA Webinar
Date: November 14, 2019
Time: 12:00 p.m. ET
Details: nThrive Senior Director Advisory Services Virginia Gleason will host a session called, “Principles of Critical Care Billing: Provider Documentation Necessary for Hospitals to Bill for Critical Care Services.”