NAHRI Leadership Council

Engaging revenue integrity leaders in thought leadership and strategy



Launching in September 2020, the NAHRI Leadership Council is the platform revenue integrity leaders need to remain on the cutting edge of revenue integrity thought leadership and strategy. Through focused research reports, customized analysis, and peer-to-peer networking, the Council acts as a sounding board for revenue integrity leaders who seek to stay up to date with current trends in hospital reimbursement while blazing new paths for an ever-evolving industry.

NAHRI has heard time and again that revenue integrity leaders often find themselves “going it alone.” Some landed in revenue integrity positions after working in chargemaster or revenue cycle roles but struggled with the full scope of what the emerging profession entailed. Others already had a wealth of experience and knowledge from leading large revenue integrity departments but lacked a peer group to benchmark their efforts against. The one thing all these leaders had in common, whether they were flying solo and learning the ropes or managing dedicated departments, was a desire to connect with others like themselves.

The NAHRI Leadership Council offers a deep dive into the daily challenges of revenue integrity leadership by bringing select members of the community together to educate one another and share actionable strategies aimed at improving workflow and securing buy-in from decision-makers. As a sponsor, you will have the ability to get your brand in front of this dedicated group and make connections that last.

NAHRI Leadership Council members are selected through an application process that analyzes background and experience and based on their commitment to thoughtfully respond to industry surveys on topics that impact their daily professional lives. In exchange for providing valuable responses that monitor the evolution of the field, members gain access to an exclusive online community, monthly e-newsletters, and quarterly virtual networking calls dedicated to sharing leadership insights, resources, and best practices. Select members are also invited to participate in additional high-level networking, including our annual Revenue Integrity Leadership Exchange.

Council membership benefits include:

  • Make your mark on the revenue integrity and revenue cycle communities by sharing valuable insight in high-level industry surveys that are designed with the help of you and your peers
  • Gain early access to research findings that can help shape the future of the industry
  • Share your knowledge and expertise by contributing to research reports and custom content
  • Network with fellow leaders from across the country in an exclusive online community where you can expand your professional reach and learn new skills
  • Engage in advanced discussions with fellow leaders during quarterly Council calls where you will have the opportunity to learn from peers while also showcasing your own innovative strategies
  • Take advantage of exclusive discounts on NAHRI membership and association offerings
  • Be the first to secure invitations to elite leadership offerings, such as the Revenue Integrity and Revenue Cycle Leadership Exchanges

To support our suite of benefits, Council members gain access to a members-only community within the NAHRI website and receive our exclusive NAHRI Leadership Insider enewsletter to remain up to date with industry changes and Council updates.

Members would be considered in good standing if they participate in 75% of networking calls, surveys, and research reports.

For additional information, email Jaclyn Fitzgerald, director of NAHRI, at


Application Instructions and Review Process

We encourage all eligible revenue integrity and revenue cycle leaders to apply to the NAHRI Leadership Council through our simple process.

To access the Council application, click here, or paste the following URL into your internet browser's address bar:

The 2020 NAHRI Leadership Council selection committee, who will review applications and select the founding Council membership, comprises representatives from NAHRI and parent company HCPro.

The deadline for applying to join the founding NAHRI Leadership Council is 11:59 p.m. (ET) on Monday, July 20, 2020. Spots are limited, and applications are evaluated on a rolling basis, so we encourage you to act fast to get priority consideration.

All applicants will receive notice regarding whether they’ve been accepted to the Council. This notice will be provided by email on a rolling basis but no later than August 10, 2020. Applicants who are accepted to the Council will be asked to complete an acceptance survey to:

Attest that they’re able to meet minimum participation requirements for the membership term of September 2020 through August 2021.


Eligibility and Participation Requirements

For the founding Council, NAHRI is in search of revenue integrity and revenue cycle leaders who are energized by the prospect of pioneering a dynamic new community dedicated to peer exchange, goal achievement, and advancement of collective knowledge and best practices.

The membership term for the founding Council will be one year and run from September 15, 2020, through August 15, 2021. Council membership will be evaluated annually, and reappointment decisions will be rendered based on NAHRI Leadership Council Selection Committee considerations, as well as on member participation and continued interest.

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Qualifying to apply for the Council is simple. You must be:

  1. A current revenue integrity supervisor, manager, director, or vice president directly employed by a healthcare provider organization.
    1. Note: Professionals in C-Suite positions or titles related to revenue integrity and revenue cycle leadership (e.g., HIM, finance) are encouraged to apply and will be evaluated based on their responsibilities and experience to determine whether their role aligns with primary Council focus areas.
  2. Able to meet the following participation requirements for the membership term of September 15, 2020, through August 15, 2021:
    1. Complete at least 75% of surveys offered during your membership term. (See the “Survey Schedule and Process Details” section below for additional information.)
    2. Provide and reconfirm membership eligibility and professional details as requested. Inform Council management of any changes in circumstances that may impact eligibility status as soon as possible.
    3. Grant permission for HCPro and NAHRI to share your contact information and aggregate survey response data with Council sponsors.

Beyond meeting these hard and fast requirements, successful Council candidates will demonstrate the following characteristics and values:

  • A passion for connecting with, learning from, and sharing insight with peers.
  • A desire for continued growth and development as a revenue integrity/revenue cycle leader.
  • A commitment to approaching challenges and opportunities with professionalism, as well as exceptional critical thinking, analytical, and problem-solving skills.
  • Dedication to advancing revenue integrity and revenue cycle practice and leadership, as well as a demonstrated interest in exploring industry developments, trends, and best practices.

The Selection Committee will consider applications holistically to ensure a breadth of knowledge, experiences, and vantage points are represented on the founding Council.


Survey Schedule and Process Details

Throughout the year, Council members will be sent links to online surveys on important industry topics (up to two per quarter/eight per year) designed by Council editors and/or sponsors. Generally, these surveys will take 15 minutes or less to complete.

On or before the first day of each quarter, members will be informed by email and on the community website of the number and focus of surveys set to launch that quarter as well as the completion window for each (at least two weeks). They will also be notified through the same channels when a new survey launches and receive occasional reminders about the survey’s availability during its runtime. Members will receive first access to survey results, as well as the opportunity to discuss findings and takeaways during quarterly membership calls. By participating in the Council, members grant HCPro and NAHRI permission to share aggregate survey responses, as well as individual contact information, with Council sponsors.