Subject Matter Experts

By Gary Humble | May 6, 2019 | Pinnacle Partners

Helping to Prepare Your Organization for Future MCO Clinical Audits: Introducing Our Newest Subject Matter Expert (SME) Christine Smalley, MA, LPCC-S!

As you know, Pinnacle Partners' mission is to assist behavioral health agencies not only to survive but thrive in our new managed care environment. We accomplish this by not only providing consulting and educational services but by working with a small, handpicked network of Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) that we know have the knowledge and experience [...]

By Gary Humble | March 25, 2019 | Pinnacle Partners

Preparing For Future Managed Care Clinical Audits

Nothing brings terror to the heart of an Executive Director than to hear that a Managed Care Organization is coming to conduct a clinical audit! Remember, the Managed Care Organizations (MCOs) are charged with among other things, to "bend the cost curve" for their client, The Department of Medicaid.  Their mission is to ensure that [...]

By Gary Humble | March 15, 2019 | Pinnacle Partners

Pinnacle Partners’ Adds CARF Accreditation Subject Matter Expert To its Network

Accreditation.....for Community Behavioral Health Providers, it is another tool they should have in their toolbox if that Agency wants to remain in the managed care arena long term. Most commercial payers require some kind of accreditation if a behavioral health organization wants to offer higher levels of care (Intensive Outpatient (IOP), Ambulatory Detoxification, Residential Treatment) [...]

By Gary Humble | December 13, 2018 | Pinnacle Partners

Pinnacle Partners Adds Subject Matter Experts to Assist Community Behavioral Health Agencies

As you know, our mission at Pinnacle Partners is assist community behavioral health agencies to not just survive but thrive in a managed care environment.   We accomplish our mission by providing consulting services in the areas of managed care credentialing, contracting and administrative systems development. But once the contracting is completed and your administrative systems are [...]

By Gary Humble | August 9, 2018 | Pinnacle Partners

Keep One Eye on The Bow and Another on the Horizon: An Invitation to a Complimentary Webinar

As mentioned in earlier e-mails, I grew up on various lakes and loved to sail.  A wise man once told me that a good sailor keeps one eye on the Bow and another on the horizon.  So it is the same for Behavioral Health Agencies and its Leadership teams. Most Agencies' time have been focused on [...]