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2014 Articles

The following links are articles which PINNACLE III was featured.
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ASC Payer Contract Negotiations: Key Concepts for Best Results
April 7, 2014
As reimbursements erode and renegotiations become more challenging, ASC administrators and physicians must be prepared to ensure the best results. PINNACLE III’s Dan Connolly outlines some tools to utilize in payor negotiations.

ASC Implant Carve-Outs: Opportunities, Challenges & 4 Best Practices
April 28, 2014
With higher acuity cases migrating to ASCs, implant carve-outs are a necessity to ensure reimbursement will cover the cost of care. PINNACLE III’s Dan Connolly offers his insight into negotiating with payors for higher acuity procedures and outlines some best practices.

Engaging Surgeons: A How-to Guide
April 30, 2014
Are the surgeons in your facility actively engaged? Do they consistently bring their cases to your facility? If not, Kelli McMahan, PINNACLE III’s vice president of operations, has some thoughts for you to consider.

5 Most Attractive ASC Specialties Through 2020
May 2, 2014

PINNACLE III’s Kelli McMahan, vice president of operations and Dan Connolly, vice president of payor contracting discuss the most attractive specialties and procedures to add in the next 5 years. Is your ASC ready to add these procedures?

5 Core Concepts for ASCs Adding New Procedures
May 6, 2014
PINNACLE III’s Kelli McMahan, vice president of operations, outlines key components to bringing new procedures to an ASC and Dan Connolly, PINNACLE III’s vice president of payor contracting, discusses the due diligence required prior to taking on new procedures from a reimbursement prospective.

10 Areas of Focus for ASC Facility Reviews
May 21, 2014
Facility reviews offer investors, physicians and staff an objective assessment of ASC operations and provide guidance on areas of potential improvement. PINNACLE III’s management team discusses 10 of the clinical and operational components they focus on when conducting facility reviews to ensure ASCs are maximizing their potential.

10 Keys to Being a Great ASC Administrator
May 28, 2014

Best Tips on Negotiating with Payors: Administrators Speak Up
May 29 2014
PINNACLE III’s Dan Connolly provides tips on negotiating with payors, outlines challenges administrators may encounter and suggests strategies for successful negotiations.

Investing in your ASC’s future: How to appeal to the next generation of physicians
December 2, 2014
Many ASCs are facing the challenges of investor surgeons reaching or nearing retirement. As the surgeon demographic of your facility changes, it is important to ensure your ASC is cultivating and engaging younger surgeons. PINNACLE III’s President/CEO, Robert Carrera outlines strategies for engaging younger surgeons.

CEO New Year’s Resolutions: 9 of the best ideas for ASCs in 2015
December 1, 2014
PINNACLE III’s President/CEO Robert Carrera shares his thoughts on strategic initiatives for ASCs to employ in 2015 to ensure facility prosperity.

2013

Peak One Surgery Center: Creating a Community Care Event
December 18, 2013

Industry Evolution: Where Does the Future of ASC Independence Stand
December 11, 2013

Hospital Partnerships: 4 Considerations for ASCs Before Taking the Plunge
December 3, 2013

Efficient & Engaged Staff: Putting Together an ASC Dream Team
November 27, 2013

5 Key Specialties & Capabilities to Add to Surgery Centers in 2014
October 10, 2013

Online Bill Pay Solutions
August 30, 2013

4 Ways to Optimize Block Scheduling
August 5, 2013

6 Philosophies for Resilient Ambulatory Surgery Centers
July 26, 2013

5 Tips to Build Physician Loyalty at Your Surgery Center-
July 16, 2013

5 Tips to Approach Cost Reduction on Physician Preference Items
July 9, 2013

Infection Prevention Regulatory Environment: Focus Areas & Changes
June 14, 2013

8 Trends in ASC Payor Rates and Contract Negotiations
May 21, 2013

Infection Control in ASCs – 10 Key Best Practices
April 12, 2013

7 Thoughts on ASCs Taking Hospital Partners
April 9, 2013

5 Tips for ASC Success With Physician Preference Items
March 29, 2013

Expect an Increase in New ASC Development: Q & A with Rob Carrera of PINNACLE III
March 12, 2013

6 Tips for Smarter Case Scheduling
March 4, 2013

5 Ways for ASCs to Get Paid More from Payors
February 19, 2013

ASC Leader to Know: Jean Day of PINNACLE III
February 18, 2013

10 Ways to Negotiate Better Rates for Orthopedic Cases
January 28, 2013

4 Specialties & Procedures to Consider Adding to Surgery Centers in 2013
January 17, 2013

9 tactics for Hospitals to Build Effective ASC Joint Ventures
January 14, 2013

9 Mistakes to Avoid When Adding Spine Surgery to an ASC
January 9, 2013

5 Action Steps for In-Debt Surgery Centers
January 7, 2013

2011

New CO Surgery Center Developed by Pinnacle III Breaks Ground in Boulder 
December 9, 2011

Developing an Effective ASC Quality Outcomes Monitoring Program: Q&A With Jean Day of PINNACLE III
November 29, 2011

350 People in the ASC Industry to Know
November 11, 2011; Also in OSPM Review

Social Media Use by Surgery Centers: Q&A With Kim Woodruff of PINNACLE III
November 10, 2011

17 New Surgery Centers Opened or Announced in October
November 1, 2011

7 Outsourcing Options for ASCs
October 31, 2011

Podcast Interview With Kim Woodruff of PINNACLE III: Social Media Use by ASCs
October 21, 2011

10 Recent Transactions Involving ASC Management & Development Companies
October 19, 2011

10 Best Practices for Surgery Center Improvement from 10 ASC Leaders-ASC…
October 5, 2011

PINNACLE III to Open Texas Surgery Center in Pearland- Becker’s ASC Review
October 3, 2011

New Colorado Surgery Center Coming to Boulder- Becker’s ASC Review
September 30, 2011

6 Ways to Integrate Outsourced Surgical Staff Members Into an ASC-ASC Revi
September 22, 2011

125 of the Leading Gastroenterologists in America- Becker’s ASC Review
September 20, 2011

10 Recent Contributed Columns from Surgery Center Experts- Becker’s ASC R…
September 8, 2011

150 Physician Leaders in the Ambulatory Surgery Center Industry-Becker’s ASC
September 7, 2011

Health Reform Law to Drastically Cut Number of Uninsured Wisconsin Residents- Becker’s ASC Review
August 25, 2011

Readers Ask, We Help Answer: 10 Recent Surgery Center Q&A Columns- ASC..
August 25, 2011

Outsourcing Key Areas of Your Business Office: Q&A With PINNACLE III Executives- Becker’s ASC Review
August 25, 2011
Also published in the September/October 2011 Issue of Becker’s ASC Review

130 Great Women Leaders in the ASC Industry- Becker’s ASC Review
August 9, 2011

4 Ideas for ASC Success- Becker’s ASC Review
July 26, 2011

7 Predictions From ASC Physicians on the Future of Surgery Center Physician Ownership- Becker’s ASC Review
July 26, 2011

Biggest Challenges for ASC Administrators: Thoughts From 5 Surgery Center Leaders- Becker’s ASC Review
July 20, 2011

8 Strategies for Up-Front Facility Collections- Becker’s ASC Review
July 20, 2011

The Value of a Feasibility Study for De Novo Centers: Q&A With Robert Carrera of PINNACLE III- Becker’s ASC Review
July 19, 2011

132 Speakers Announced for the 18th Annual Ambulatory Surgery Center Conference- Becker;s ASC Review
July 14, 2011

Colorado’s Surgery Center of Fort Collins Hosts Congressman Gardner-ASC Re…
July 13, 2011

10 Ways to Lower ASC Supply Costs- Becker’s ASC Review
July 12, 2011

What Social Media Should Surgery Centers Use: Q&A With Kim Woodruff of PINNACLE III- Becker’s ASC Review
June 30, 2011

12 Keys to Better Surgery Center Business Operations- Becker’s ASC Review
June 17, 2011

Keys to a Successful Turnaround of a Physician/Hospital Joint Venture-ASC R…
June 16, 2011

56 ASC Management & Development Company CEOs to Know- Becker’s ASC…
June 8, 2011

29 Great Presidents and CEOs in the Surgery Center Industry- Becker’s ASC Re..
May 29, 2011

10 Critical Social Media Guidelines for Surgery Center Physicians and Staff-ASC
May 18, 2011
Also published in the July/August 2011 Issue of Becker’s ASC Review

7 Critical Areas of Focus for a Successful Turnaround of a Physician/Hospital Joint-Venture ASC- Becker’s ASC Review
May 2, 2011
Also published in Becker’s Hospital Review

6 Benefits For an ASC With a Hospital Partner- Becker’s ASC Review
May 2, 2011

10 Recent Surgery Center Joint Ventures- Becker’s ASC Review
April 22, 2011

134 Speakers Announced for 9th Annual Orthopedic, Spine and Pain Management-Driven ASC Conference- Becker’s Orthopedic, Spine & Pain Ma…
April 20, 2011
Also Published in Becker’s ASC Review and Becker’s Hospital Review

Learn About PINNACLE III, Becker’s ASC Review
April 12, 2011

5 Critical Questions to Ask Before a Surgery Center Invests in Spine- Becker’s Orthopedic, Spine & Pain Management Review
March 23, 2011
Also published in Becker’s ASC Review and Becker’s Hospital Review

5 Surgery Center Traits That Boost Employee Retention-Becker’s ASC Review
March 17, 2011

Containing Surgery Center Staff Salary Costs: Q&A With Lisa Austin of PINNACLE III- Becker’s ASC Review
March 16, 2011

Healthcare Futurist Joe Flower Announced as Keynote Speaker for the 9th Annual Orthopedic, Spine and Pain Management-Driven Ambulatory Surgery Center Conference (June 9-11, 2011; Chicago)- Becker’s ASC Review
March 4, 2011

6 Critical Components for Surgery Center Strategic Planning-Becker’s ASC Re…
February 14, 2011

PINNACLE III Announces Opening of Colorado’s Miramont Urgent Care-ASC Re…
January 27, 2011

PINNACLE III Announces Opening of Wisconsin Surgery Center in Wausau-Becker’s ASC Review
January 25, 2011

4 Tips for Building a Strong Orthopedic Practice- Becker’s Orthopedic, Spine…
January 18, 2011

2012

PINNACLE III Improves Operations and Revenue Management at Orland Park Surgical Center
November 14, 2012

17 Surgery Center Opened, Acquired, or Planned in October 2012
November 2, 2012

5 Ways to Ensure a Healthy Hospital/Physician Joint Venture Relationship 
October 30, 2012

Why Social Media Can Take Your ASC to the Next Level
October 29, 2012

Best Ideas & Biggest Threats to Ambulatory Surgery Centers Today
October 26, 2012

176 Physician Leaders in the Ambulatory Surgery Center Industry
October 24, 2012

Get Paid More for Ophthalmology: 4 Tips fro Surgery Centers
October 22, 2012

8 Points of Survival of Surgery Centers after ACOs
October 17, 2012

433 People in the ASC Industry to Know
October 16, 2012

10 Steps for Direct-to-Patient Marketing for GI Centers
October 5, 2012

8 Qualities of Forward-Thinking ASC Administrators
October 4, 2012

Corona Summit Surgical Center Opens in California
October 4, 2012

Social Media: Best Practices for Surgery Centers
October 1, 2012

7 Steps to Create a Culture of Adaptability at Surgery Centers
September 20, 2012

7 Steps to Fix a Broken Physician/Hospital ASC Joint Venture
September 17, 2012

8 Steps to Cut Costs per Case in your ASC 
September 5, 2012

6 Ways to Prevent Physicians from Leaving your ASC 
August 30, 2012

PINNACLE III promotes Robert Carrera to President and CEO
August 29, 2012

10 Steps to Maximize Reimbursement for Total Joint Replacement at Surgery Centers 
August 29, 2012

5 tips for Building Strong Foundations for Surgery Centers
August 27, 2012

3 Tough Benchmarking Goals for ASCs – and How to Meet Them
August 24, 2012

10 Good Ideas to Grow Single-Specialty Surgery Center Case Volume
August 21, 2012

145 Great Women Leaders in the ASC Industry
August 10, 2012

Rising Stars: 32 ASC Industry Leaders Under 40
August 6, 2012

ASC Forensic Collections: Unearthing Hidden Treasures 
August 6, 2012

10 Tools to Bring to an ‘Evidence-Based’ ASC Payor Contract Negotiation
August 3, 2012

Inventory Management – Not for the Faint of Heart 
August 2, 2012

ASC Leader to Know: Dr. Kevin Tadych
July 25, 2012

ASC Industry Leader to Know: Scott Thomas
July 17, 2012

How does the Supreme Court’s Decision Affect Healthcare? 5 ASC Industry Leaders Weigh In 
June 29, 2012

Successfully Navigating the Labyrinth of ASC Partnership Models
June 27, 2012

10 ASC Industry Leaders to know
June 22, 2012

Achieving Excellence in Infection Control in ASCs 
June 15, 2012

ASC Leader to Know: Richard DeHart of PINNACLE III
June 14, 2012

PINNACLE III’s Peak One Surgery Center Achieves AAAHC Re-Accreditation 
June 8, 2012

ASC Industry Leader to know: Robert Carrera of PINNACLE III
June 4, 2012

66 ASC Management & Development Company CEOs to Know
May 23, 2012

6 “Firsts” for ASC in Orthopedics & Spine
May 4, 2012

Incident Reporting – Beyond a Regulatory Mandate
May 3, 2012

8 Milestones for Surgery Centers & Physicians 
April 26, 2012

SurgiStrategies Editorial Advisory Board Announced
April 12, 2012

5 Mistakes Surgery Centers Make When Dealing With Payors
April 9, 2012

5 Best Practices for Appointing an Infection Prevention Nurse at an ASC
April 9, 2012

Communication is Key: How Your Surgery Center Development/Management Company Should Interact With You
April 6, 2012

13 Essential ASC Benchmarks and How to Stay Ahead of the Curve
April 3, 2012

First Total Hip Replacement Performed at The Surgery Center at Lutheran in Colorado 
February 29, 2012

8 Points on Physician Engagement in an ASC
February 14, 2012

When It Comes To ASC Compliance, Ignorance Is Not Bliss
February 9, 2012

32 GI & Endoscopy-Driven ASCs to Know
January 30, 2012

PINNACLE III Sets Sights on Growing ‘Facility Audit’ Line
January 24, 2012

5 Questions to Ask When Resyndicating Your Surgery Center 
January 17, 2012

12 New ASCs With Spine Surgery in 2011 
January 11, 2012

2010

Miramont Lifestyle Fitness Partners With PINNACLE III to Open Colorado Urgent Care Facility-Becker’s ASC Review
December 29, 2010

Orthopedic Surgeon, Medical Organizations Receive Community Collaboration Award for “Free Surgery Day” in Colorado- Becker’s Orthopedic, Spine & Pain Management Review
December 14, 2010
Also published in Becker’s Hospital Review

56 ASC Management and Development Companies to Watch in 2011- Becker’s Orthopedic, Spine & Pain Management Review
December 6, 2010
Also published in Becker’s Hospital Review

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