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Pinnacle Claims Management - Avoiding the Flu
22 Dec

Employee Education: Tips to Avoiding Getting the Flu this Winter

According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, flu season in the U.S. tends to peak during late December to early February. In California, the fluctuating climate conditions due to El Nino are increasing the risk of influenza for those of us looking to outsmart the virus.

Pinnacle Claims Management Holiday Hours
22 Dec

PCMI’s 2015 Holiday Schedule

In observance of the Christmas holiday, PCMI’s corporate and regional offices will be closed on Thursday, December 24 and Friday, December 25. For the New Year’s holiday, our offices will be closed Thursday, December 31 and Friday, January 1. 

Pinnacle Claims Management ACA Reporting
22 Dec

Meeting ACA Reporting Requirements for 2015

To assist you in keeping ACA health care reporting requirements top of mind in the new year, we’re providing you with this infographic on what steps you need to take to be compliant during the 2016 tax season. After reviewing the infographic, please discuss with your PCMI account manager if you should have any questions, 

 

Pinnacle Claims Management Specialty Drugs
22 Dec

Specialty Drugs – Why a PreAuthorization is Needed

As we discussed in an earlier article this year on specialty drugs, these type of medications play an important role in treating employees with persistent and complex health conditions such as oncology, hepatitis C, HIV, MS, Parkinson

Pinnacle Claims Management - National Diabetes Awareness Month
09 Nov

Employee Education: November is National Diabetes Awareness Month

Diabetes is a chronic health condition that is costing billions in U.S. dollars –at least $245 billion according to a 2012 study commissioned by the American Diabetes Association (ADA).

Jaquelyn Parungao
09 Nov

Quick Fire Q&A with Jaquelyn Parungao

PCMI congratulates Jaquelyn Parungao, who was recently promoted to regional sales manager in October. Jaquelyn joined PCMI in 2013 as part of the sales and account management team. Check out her professional background, new role and why she enjoys working at PCMI in our recent Q&A with Jaquelyn.

Pinnacle Claims Management - Producers Using Big Data Can Add Value
09 Nov

Big Data Can Help Producers Provide More Value to Self-Insured Clients

As health care costs continue to climb, providing employee benefits gets increasingly challenging each year for your self-insured clients. What are helpful to them are fresh ideas and strategies to keep their health cost increases to a minimum. 

Pinnacle Claims Management Specialty Drugs
09 Nov

Specialty Drugs Continue to Rise in Costs

You may have seen the story in September involving a CEO of a pharmaceutical company who, after recently buying the company, raised the price of their specialty medicine Daraprim from $13.50 to $750 a pill – an increase of 4,000%!

Pinnacle Claims Management Ancillary Services
09 Nov

PCMI Offers Ancillary Services to Enhance Your Self-Insured Benefit Plan

To round out your medical plan, PCMI offers a range of ancillary benefit services that you or your client can add on to your current plan.

Pinnacle Claims Management - US Medical Coding UpdatedOn October 1, the ICD medical code – called ICD-10 –was launched and now must be used for all health treatment reporting.   The ICD medical code is used to report medical diagnoses and inpatient procedures, and the change may impact PCMI plan participants.   What is ICD-CM?    The ICD-CM code is the official medical coding system used by physicians, hospitals and allied health workers to indicate diagnosis and/or procedures for health treatments of all p
09 Nov

U.S. Medical Coding Updated and Required by Providers as of Oct. 1

On October 1, the ICD medical code - called ICD-10 –was launched and now must be used for all health treatment reporting.   The ICD medical code is used to report medical diagnoses and inpatient procedures, and the change may impact PCMI plan participants.  

What is ICD-CM?  

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