- Lisa Volkov Joins Pinnacle Brokers Insurance Solutions, Inc.
- CMS Medicare Enrollement Data
- Armageddon Avoided
- Reducing Health Care Costs
- MPPG Partners with Pinnacle Brokers
Walnut Creek California, Lisa Volkov an expert in Employee Benefits insurance and consulting has joined Pinnacle Brokers Insurance Solutions, Inc., in the office in Tustin California. In addition to new business development Lisa will lead Pinnacle’s Employee Benefits Group providing sales, service and strategy vision across the organization…
Medicare Advantage Enrollment growth accelerated during April 2013
See full article here: Managed_Care_Enrollment_Data_4-2013.pdf
Final 2014 Medicare Rates Announced
The Medicare Advantage industry needed two things in the final rate, and it got
both — For the first time CMS will make a proactive adjustment for the doc fix, pushing
up rates by 400-500 basis points. So instead of all-in rates falling 7-8% as proposed in
the preliminary announcement, we estimate rates will drop just 2% instead, after also
factoring in a positive adjustment to prior year cost assumptions. Additionally, the
industry got additional flexibility to shift costs onto seniors, although the big
improvement in rates makes the ability to shift additional cost something of a moot
Please see a copy of the entire report from Citigroup Inc. at the following link: Armageddon Avoided.pdf
Hospitals Hook Up With Drugstore Giants To Lower Readmissions
By Eric Whitney, Colorado Public Radio
February 20th, 2013, 6:08 AM
Provided by Kaiser Health News.
Patients who leave the hospital only to have to be readmitted within a few weeks cost U.S. taxpayers more than $17 billion a year. In October, the federal government started cracking down on hospitals, penalizing them if too many of their patients bounce back.
MPPG has partnered with Pinnacle Brokers to provide members with medical malpractice and business insurance consulting and placement services. Pinnacle Brokers has outstanding relationships with many “A” rated medical malpractice insurers with a primary emphasis in California with CAP MPT and specializes in working with physician groups to deliver unmatched value to members…