On Wednesday April 10th, Vivature presented their partner Lenoir-Rhyne University with a check totaling $18,215.85. This was the athletic department’s revenue for the month of March by simply using Vivature’s billing solution. Lenoir-Rhyne received this check for doing nothing more than what they have always done, documenting the care they provided to their athletes.  “There are a lot of myths associated with the Vivature Solution, such as athletic trainers having to learn to code, or ‘insurance carriers won’t pay for this type of work’.  None of this is true” stated Muzzy Bass, CEO/President of Vivature.  “This is another example of great athletic trainers being true healthcare providers. As dedicated partners, we are happy to get the schools paid for the work they perform on all their injured athletes and will continue to fight for the athletic trainers and their right to bill as medical providers. We feel it is critical to their profession.”

10 years ago, when Vivature began providing a more compliant solution to sports medicine departments, they also educated their partners on the opportunity of medical reimbursements by insurance companies and understanding the easy process of generating athletic-related injury claims, by simply recording the work they perform. Once the processes were implemented, Vivature continued to successfully generate revenue for their partners and have opened up many unsung opportunities for athletic departments across America and the overall improvement of hundreds of thousands of student-athletes experiences.



“Earnings like what was presented to us today by our partners at Vivature, allow for resources to support our sports medicine needs that would have otherwise not been available. I want to express my deep appreciation to Muzzy Bass, Lance Wilson, Don Stowers, our account manager Roe and all our support staff at Vivature, as our partnership is proving to benefit the overall student-athlete experience. That has always been our top priority and I couldn’t be more pleased with our continued partnership”.

Kim Pate, Director of Athletics, Lenoir-Rhyne University

“Great NCAA Division ll universities are very wise in their strategic planning and budgeting. Lenoir-Rhyne has seen the impact Vivature has on their budget. As a result, they are able to improve the care associated with student-athletes and the medical records associated with this care. We are proud to have them as a partner and we look forward to helping them generate even larger checks”, added Lance Wilson, Vivature’s Executive Vice President.

Located in Hickory, North Carolina, Lenoir-Rhyne University is home to 22 intercollegiate sports teams, including their Football team that was first fielded in 1907. They are members of the South Atlantic Conference. You can read more exciting Bears news on their Twitter page @BearSports #GoBears.  Pate has brought dynamic growth to Lenoir-Rhyne during her short time in Hickory. The most recent example would be the announcement of a $2.6M state-of-the-art facility addition named in honor of former LR Director of Intercollegiate Athletics and Executive Director of the Bears Club Neill McGeachy. The facility will feature 14,000 square feet of new and enhanced multi use training space, a weight room, nutrition bar and indoor turf training area as well as a covered pavilion for Bears Club hospitality.

Vivature is a Dallas, Texas based firm with hundreds of collegiate partners. Vivature uses an enterprise-level single database, VIVAiQ (formerly known as “NExTT”) software to make athletic departments by properly recording student-athlete activities in a quick and easy fashion. The VIVAiQ software has multiple modules to handle any school’s needs – Nutrition, Counseling, Academic software for tutors, Team communication, Event scheduling, Custom online documents, Camp software, and Strength & Conditioning. 

For media inquiries or more information please contact: Lance Wilson, Executive Vice President at lwwilson@vivature.com or call 972-687-1877