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  • The Pinnacle Group Top Reads: 6 Essential Strategies for Physician Integration | Hospital-Physician Relationships

    Posted On: December 17, 2010

     

    6 Essential Strategies for Physician Integration | Hospital-Physician Relationships.

    Written by Leigh Page | December 10, 2010

    Integrated physician arrangements, aligning clinical and financial interests, will be critical to the success of hospitals and health systems in the future as payment methodologies change, says Mark Grube, managing director at Kaufman Hall in Skokie, Ill. Here he outlines six essential strategies for physician integration.

    1. Develop a physician-hospital alignment plan. Such a plan should support the hospital’s strategic goals. The hospital needs to prepare for a new era driven by ...

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  • Compliance Concerns Giving You the Spooks?

    Posted On: October 29, 2010
     About The Physician FMV ProgramDetermining appropriate and compliant physician fair market value (FMV) is complicated.  Diverse factors like the Stark Law and inconsistent internal payment policies make it difficult to confidently approach physician compensation negotiations.  Until now.

     
    –          Access Physician Fair Market Value (FMV) Data anywhere there’s an Internet connection
    –          Generate tailored Physician Fair Market Value (FMV) Reports for individual physician relationships
    –          Track all physician arrangements and payment terms
    –          Research hospital-physician relationships around the country
    –          Manage access to the Physician Fair Market Value (FMV) data for others within your organization
     

    The Physician Fair Market Value (FMV) Program dramatically ...

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  • Avoid Physician Fair Market Value Distress – Arm Yourself With Physician FMV and Visit The Pinnacle Group Tomorrow at HCCA’s Regional Conference in Denver, CO!

    Posted On: October 21, 2010

    A friendly reminder to visit The Pinnacle Group tomorrow at HCCA’s Regional Denver Conference

    HCCA’s Regional Denver Conference

    October 22, 2010

    Marriot Denver Tech Center

    4900 S. Syracuse Street, Denver, CO

    8:00 a.m – 5:00 p.m.

     

    Feel free to give us a call either way with comments or questions!

    Contact Us Today – 303.801.0123 or kberkey@pinnaclegrouphc.com

    The Pinnacle Group provides a range of strategic, financial and operational services to improve clinical and business performance for hospitals, health ...

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  • Reminder to Physicians: Join Us Tomorrow for This Complimentary Event! Financial Implications of Practicing Medicine in the 21st Century

    Posted On: October 20, 2010
    Join us tomorrow, Thursday, October 21st for this complimentary physician specific event covering: • Networking • Financial Planning Tips • Legal-Estate Planning / Succession Planning • Business Valuation • Tax Implications • Your Questions Answered Time: 4:30PM – 7:30PM Location: Warwick Hotel, 1776 Grant Street, Denver, CO 80203 We have assembled an expert team of advisors that understand physicians as well as the unique situations and challenges you face. Business issues affect your Practice and personal wealth’s bottom-line. This seminar will give guidance concerning hot topics in your career and touch on important financial themes facing physicians in today’s ever-changing environment. In this seminar, we will give you the tools to advance your wealth and protect your investments.
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  • Falling Behind on Physician Fair Market Value? Vist The Pinnacle Group at VHA’s Regional Leadership Conference!

    Posted On: October 11, 2010
    The Pinnacle Group provides a range of strategic, financial and operational services to improve clinical and business performance for hospitals, health systems, physician groups and other healthcare organizations. Pinnacle Healthcare Consulting is a nationally recognized leader in business valuation, physician compensation, medical staff planning, performance improvement and compliance support. Other divisions of Pinnacle provide physician practice management, medical bill/coding, and technology/integration support services. Pinnacle's array of specialized and highly responsive client services promote advanced innovation while our dynamic team solidifies strong client relationships and assists in solving your most complex challenges. Visit: www.physicianfmv.com for more information about our services.
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  • Visit The Pinnacle Group at the 22nd Annual Health Law Forum

    Posted On: October 7, 2010
    A friendly reminder to visit The Pinnacle Group at TennBarU CLE for Tennessee 22nd Annual Health Law Forum. Tennessee Bar Association Health Law Section 22nd Annual Health Law Forum October 7-8, 2010 Franklin Embassy Suites – Cool Springs Feel free to give us a call either way with comments or questions! Contact Us Today – 303.801.0123 or kberkey@pinnaclegrouphc.com The Pinnacle Group provides a range of strategic, financial and operational services to improve clinical and business performance for hospitals, health systems, physician groups and other healthcare organizations. Pinnacle Healthcare Consulting is a nationally recognized leader in business valuation, physician compensation, medical staff planning, performance improvement and compliance support. Other divisions of Pinnacle provide physician practice management, medical bill/coding, and technology/integration support services. Pinnacle's array of specialized and highly responsive client services promote advanced innovation while our dynamic team solidifies strong client relationships and assists in solving your most complex challenges.
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  • Fair Market Value Checklist & Risk Assessment for Physician Contracts

    Posted On: September 23, 2010
    Now you can spot check your physician compensation arrangements and FMV assessments with Pinnacle’s specially created check list. Identify potential problem areas that may create compliance risks. Fill out the survey to find out your risk assessment number. The lower the score, the stronger your compliance is for fair market value. If the number is on the high side, it might be time for a complete review of physician contracting methods and payment terms.
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  • Visit The Pinnacle Group at Fraud & Compliance Forum – Sept. 26-28th

    Posted On: September 17, 2010
    The Pinnacle Group will be attending the Fraud & Compliance Forum at the Renaissance Harborplace Hotel in Baltimore, MD – September 26 – 28th. PRE-ENTER our drawings for a Physician FMV Program license or iPod nano! E-mail: kberkey@pinnaclegrouphc.com with your name, title, organization, address and phone number for your chance to win! Be sure to visit us at Booth #3 to say hello.
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  • The Pinnacle Group Welcomes New Analyst

    Posted On: August 30, 2010

    The Pinnacle Group is excited to extend a warm welcome to Mr. Drew Hoffman, a recent addition to the Pinnacle Team as Analyst.

    Drew will support Pinnacle’s healthcare physician compensation, valuation and appraisal divisions, with a focus on fair market value analysis of professional service arrangements.  He additionally provides market research, financial analysis and business plan development.

    Prior to joining Pinnacle, Drew interned at Arthur J. Gallagher & Co., a company known as one of the world’s ...

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  • Smart Investing in a Down Economy

    Posted On: August 24, 2010

    Sometimes the best opportunities come during the worst of times.  Professionals, especially those in the medical field, are taking advantage of real estate market conditions with the intentions of reaping future benefits.  According to Allen Dreher, Director of CORE, LLC, it takes knowledge, understanding of the market and the skill to take full advantage of these opportunities.

    When one firm walked into their landlord’s office to negotiate a new lease and subsequently discovered that a renewal would result in a significant price increase, they switched into purchase mode.

    “That was the only push we needed,” said Jim Miles, attorney at Miles & ...

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