MIDDLETON, Mass. (PRWEB) May 18, 2018
The National Association of Healthcare Revenue Integrity (NAHRI), the premier association for the revenue integrity profession, is pleased to announce its first annual week of recognition: Revenue Integrity Week, June 3–9.
As healthcare organizations begin to define new roles and form dedicated departments for revenue integrity professionals, there is an increasing need to recognize these employees’ valuable contributions in the healthcare setting. Revenue Integrity Week is designed to increase public awareness of the revenue integrity profession and celebrate the diligence and dedication of the people who work in it.
“Recognition of staff who positively contribute to the revenue cycle is vital in any healthcare setting,” said Debbie A. Mackaman, RHIA, CPCO, CCDS, regulatory specialist and NAHRI advisory board member. “This is an exciting time at NAHRI as we promote the first Revenue Integrity Week by bringing like-minded professionals together to celebrate their value and integrity. I hope that everyone takes time to applaud the tireless efforts of all of these team members.”
Revenue integrity professionals work to ensure appropriate documentation and application of sound financial practices that are able to withstand audits at any point in time. They help facilities ensure billing and documentation compliance by performing chargemaster maintenance, reviewing charges, and addressing the root cause of edits.
"Revenue integrity is crucial in today’s healthcare industry, which depends on a wide range of healthcare professionals coming together to prevent revenue leakage and compliance risk," said Andrea Kraynak, CPC, director of NAHRI. "It’s a growing profession that incorporates the skills and expertise of revenue cycle professionals and beyond. Revenue Integrity Week celebrates all who support patient care through documentation integrity and compliant, defensible financial practices."
During Revenue Integrity Week, NAHRI will release its State of the Industry Survey Report and podcast, which will examine topics such as whether facilities have dedicated revenue integrity programs, departments, or committees; revenue integrity challenges; and the roles and responsibilities of revenue integrity professionals.
"Revenue integrity professionals are responsible for applying sound financial practices throughout their organizations and are gaining recognition in their field for this challenging yet rewarding work," said Jaclyn Fitzgerald, associate director of NAHRI. "Revenue Integrity Week is a time for revenue integrity professionals and their peers to come together and recognize the impact revenue integrity has on the financial health of a facility."
Throughout Revenue Integrity Week, new resources will be released on http://www.nahri.org, including daily news and case studies, a complimentary webinar, and more. Additional information about Revenue Integrity Week offerings and activities can be found at https://nahri.org/revenue-integrity-week.
The National Association of Healthcare Revenue Integrity (http://www.nahri.org) is the nation’s only association dedicated to the revenue integrity profession. The association launched in August 2017 and already has more than 500 members. The mission of NAHRI is to enhance the revenue integrity profession through standards, advocacy, networking, and the promotion of shared knowledge and resources.
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