Note from the Editor: Find opportunities to stay motivated and meet your goals
by Nicole Votta
Making a New Year’s resolution is an annual tradition for many people but they can be notoriously difficult to follow through on. Perhaps you resolved to build your network or strengthen your professional portfolio. Maybe you decided that this is the year you’ll improve revenue integrity processes for a tricky area like new technology charge integrity. But as the first few weeks of the new year come to a close and the dust settles, it can be tempting to slip back into old habits.
One way to stick to your resolution is by setting specific steps. If your goal is broad, think about how you might reach it and focus on those individual steps. Not only will that bring your goal into reach, it will help you feel accomplished and motivated as you complete each step. NAHRI can help you stay on track and find new opportunities to make the most of 2020.
Refresh your career
If you’re planning to give your career a refresh in 2020, you might consider applying for a position on a NAHRI committee or the Advisory Board. Taking an active role in NAHRI can set you on the path to shape the future of the revenue integrity profession and advance your career. In addition to seeking new board members, several NAHRI committees are seeking new members. Compare your experience and goals with each committee’s mission to choose one that might suit you best. Are you the go-to person when a policy or form needs to be reviewed? Then NAHRI’s Forms and Tools Committee might be the place for you. But act quickly: Board and committee applications close Friday, January 24. Click here to learn more and apply.
Raise your professional profile
If you resolved to raise your professional profile, you might be interested in applying to speak at the 2020 Revenue Integrity Symposium (RIS). Attending this event is the perfect way to meet revenue integrity professionals from across the country, and presenting is a great way to hone your professional speaking skills. We’re looking for proposals on everything from regulatory updates to operational strategies to case studies. Perhaps you spearheaded a new revenue integrity process and want to share your success and the lessons you learned. Or you were given the opportunity to revamp your organization’s revenue integrity department or expand the program to other settings. In addition to the traditional one-hour sessions (45 minutes of presentation followed by 15 minutes of Q&A), we’re also interested in proposals for roundtable sessions, panel discussions, poster presentations, speed networking, and lightning rounds (e.g., multiple quick-hit presentations within a one-hour session). The application to speak at 2020 RIS closes Monday, February 3, so don’t delay.
Strengthen your network
Maybe you’re looking to make connections closer to home. NAHRI Local Chapters are a great way to dig into revenue integrity issues specific to your state or region and build your professional network. Several local chapters are already up and running—check out the interactive map on the Local Chapters page to see if your state is part of an existing chapter. If your state is already part of a local chapter, click through to your state or region’s page, complete the online membership roster, and reach out to your Local Chapter Leaders (contact information for Local Chapter Leaders is listed on each chapter’s page). If your state isn’t part of a Local Chapter and you’re interested in starting one, fill out the form on the Local Chapter page and a member of the NAHRI team will reach out to help.
Expand your knowledge
If you’ve resolved to advance your revenue integrity knowledge this year, NAHRI is the place for you. Sign up for our 2020 series of Quarterly Calls to learn about hot topics such as program design, charge capture, and regulatory updates from your fellow members. Plan to attend 2020 RIS and a pre- or post-conference. Watch your inbox for more revenue integrity education opportunities such as the January 30 webinar “Secrets to Successful New Technology Billing under Medicare’s OPPS and IPPS” with NAHRI Advisory Board member John Settlemyer, MBA, MHA, CPC, CHRI.
NAHRI is here to help you stay motivated and focused as you achieve your goals. Stay tuned for more opportunities throughout the year. Not a NAHRI member yet? Resolve to become one today.