From the Desk of the CEO

Welcome to another issue of The nQuirer, focusing on your efforts to provide excellence in health care delivery. This edition features topical information related to health care industry best practices as well as revenue cycle management educational resources to help your hospital or health care organization prepare for the future.

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"Keeping up with COVID-19" Webinar Recap: Leveraging nThrive Education as a Key Strategy of a Solid Business Plan

The strategy is colleague education. The tactic is a colleague cross-training program at your health care organization that facilitates resource shifts during business disruptions or where there's a resource gap so productivity is consistent.

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Checklist: 9 Ways to Reduce Underpayments

Coping with revenue loss while identifying immediate cash acceleration opportunities has become a new normal for health care providers. This checklist outlines how to reduce underpayments and accelerate payments in 2020 and beyond.

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"Keeping up with COVID-19" Webinar Recap: Re-opening health care during the public health emergency

In a recent Keeping Up with COVID-19 webinar on re-opening health care, nThrive expert Virginia Gleason discussed the early impact of the Coronavirus pandemic and how health care operations are changing moving forward.

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Live Interactive Discussion Recap: The clock is ticking to meet federal price transparency mandates

In a recent interactive discussion, nThrive expert Kyle Sherseth discussed the fast-approaching price transparency deadline. This Q&A covers responses to top questions on how to prepare your hospital or health care organization for the upcoming mandates.

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Upcoming nThrive Health Information Management Webinars

Though we won't see you this spring at some of the industry's most robust events, including ACDIS and NAHAM, we invite you to take advantage of the free webinars we are hosting. Staff and leaders at your hospital or health care organization can chat real-time with our nThrive experts during the COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic. Check out the events page to register!

Montana Cancer Registrars Association Annual Meeting
Date: September 9-10, 2020
Details: On September 9 at 8:30 a.m. MT, nThrive Registry Education Supervisor Marla Cole will facilitate a session called, "Breast SSDIs: Increase Your Understanding to Increase Your Coding Accuracy." Later that same morning at 10:45 a.m. MT, she will host a session titled, "Non-Malignant CNS Tumors – A High-Level Case Study Abstracting Overview." Finally, on September 10 at 8:00 a.m. MT, our speaker will lead a session known as, "Radiation Coding Deconstructed: Phases, Primary Treatment Volumes and Total Dose." Click here to register.

Hawkeye AAHAM Fall Virtual Meeting
Date: September 10, 2020
Details: At 9:00 a.m. PT, nThrive Senior Manager of Advisory Services Megan Benton will deliver a presentation titled, "The Road Map to Successful Denials Management, Prevention & Recovery." Click here to register.

HFMA Oregon September 2020 Virtual Conference
Date: September 17, 2020
Details: At 1:00 p.m. PT, nThrive Senior Manager of Advisory Services Virginia Gleason will lead a session called, "Revenue Enhancement Through Patient Care Improvement During and After the Public Health Emergency." For more information, please contact nThriveEvents@nthrive.com.

Mississippi Cancer Registry 2020 Virtual Fall Educational Workshop
Date: September 17, 2020
Details: nThrive Registry Education Supervisor Marla Cole will deliver a series of pre-recorded presentations throughout the day, including, "Non-Malignant CNS Tumors – A High-Level Case Study Abstracting Overview," "Breast SSDI’s – Increase Your Understanding to Increase Your Coding Accuracy," and "Breast Cancer Surgery – Removing the Mystery from Mastectomy Codes." Click here to register.

NCRA Virtual Educational Conference
Date: September 21-23, 2020
Details: On September 23, nThrive Registry Educator Kim DeWolfe will facilitate a session called, "Strategies to Avoid Common Abstracting Errors." Click here to register.

2020 MGMA State Affiliate Virtual Conference
Date: September 22 – October 1, 2020
Details: On September 24 at 12:10 p.m. ET, nThrive Senior Manager of Advisory Services John Hataway will present on the topic, "New Paradigm: Managing and Preventing Denials in a Clinically Driven Revenue Cycle." Click here to register.

IHIMA Virtual Annual Conference 2020
Date: September 28, 2020
Details: nThrive Senior Manager of Advisory Services Virginia Gleason will conduct an on-demand pre-recorded session called, "Principles of Critical Care Billing: Provider Documentation Necessary for Hospitals to Bill for Critical Care Services." Click here to register.