IRVINE, Calif. (August 1, 2022) Pinnacle Claims Management, Inc., part of the Western Growers Family of Companies (WGFC), has announced it will facilitate patient care as a managing services organization at the Cedar Health and Wellness Center located in Santa Maria, California. This comes after Pinnacle announced it was taking over health care delivery and management of its Cedar Health and Wellness Center in Oxnard, Calif. last year.
Pinnacle’s continued venture in health care delivery reinforces its mission to streamline its services and focus on delivering a more hands-on approach to patient-centered, culturally sensitive health care in the agricultural community, as well as for its non-agricultural clients.
As a managing services organization, Pinnacle will provide the necessary administrative infrastructure, scale and technology at the Cedar Health and Wellness Center in Santa Maria, as well as to select providers in California in order for its partners to function successfully in their relationships with contracted payers and regulators. Pinnacle’s ultimate goal is to provide the highest quality of care at an affordable price and to alleviate the burden of health care administration and compliance on its physician partners, allowing them to focus on patient care.
“This initiative underscores our commitment as a leader in the health care industry and enables us to provide solutions that enhance our services not only for clients, but also our members,” said David Zanze, President of Pinnacle Claims Management. “We’re excited to have the opportunity to expand access to high-quality, cost-effective patient care throughout the communities we serve.”
Founded more than 25 years ago, Pinnacle provides a full suite of comprehensive health benefits services to employers, which include third party administration, pharmacy benefit management, reinsurance, e-payment solutions, and health management and wellness. As part of the WGFC, Pinnacle also serves the needs of Western Growers members with health administration services for the association’s health plan.
About Pinnacle Claims Management, Inc.
Pinnacle Claims Management, Inc. is a leading, all-inclusive third-party administrator (TPA) that provides a full suite of comprehensive health benefits administration services to self-funded employers in all industries. These services include third party administration, pharmacy benefit management, reinsurance, e-payment solutions, and health management and wellness.
About Western Growers
Founded in 1926, Western Growers represents local and regional family farmers growing fresh produce in Arizona, California, Colorado, and New Mexico. Our members and their workers provide over half the nation’s fresh fruits, vegetables and tree nuts, including nearly half of America’s fresh organic produce. Some members also farm throughout the U.S. and in other countries, so people have year-round access to nutritious food. For generations, we have provided variety and healthy choices to consumers.