About Us

Pinnacle Health

The Services offered by Pinnacle range to fit the needs of our highly regarded clients. Having an ongoing working relationship with the New York State Department of Health on all levels, (Central and Regional) as well as having created and maintained working relationships with over 100 different providers of services, we are afforded the liberty to be selective in nature as to whom we represent. Our services to our clients include all aspects within the health care industry. While a significant portion of our service sector is within the State of New York, we have successfully brought projects online in other states, including, but not limited to New Jersey and Florida. Pinnacle represents: Physicians, physician groups, nursing homes, adult homes, pharmacies, hospitals, medical laboratories, home care providers, equipment suppliers, community residences, diagnostic and treatment centers, treatment programs, managed care entities and other health care providers. Pinnacle has the ability to provide our clients a wide variety of services including: Certificate of Need applications, facilitation services for mergers and acquisitions, assistance with structuring business transactions, licensing requirements, third-party reimbursement, and Medicare and Medicaid program requirements. Pinnacle has represented clients in licensure, survey, reimbursement and sanction proceedings before the New York State Department of Health. Furthermore, we have a full working knowledge of the requirements as set forth by the New York State Department of Education as it relates to providing of pharmacy services, including both a close end and open end pharmacy.

We Are Experts

We bring national expertise and perspective to assist health systems in their journey from fee-for-service to value-driven care, enabling organizations to better understand and prepare for a risk based environment. Our solutions help health systems improve margins for both FFS and managed care risk contracts. Our team of experts have a deep understanding of the available financial integration options and are able to develop system-level and provider value propositions to achieve greater financial integration.

We assess readiness for population health management and help organizations determine the appropriate level of risk arrangements. We guide health systems through the process of understanding and evaluating their populations, current managed care arrangements and system capabilities to determine the best-fit opportunities to achieve greater financial integration with payors and its providers while right-sizing their population health infrastructure.

Management

Andrew S. Blatt
ablatt@pinnaclehealthny.com

Mr. Blatt has an extensive understanding and knowledge of today’s ever evolving healthcare industry as he currently provides consulting services to a variety of healthcare providers with an emphasis on business development, management efficiency and business valuation reports, licensure and certification requirements, as well as creating synergies between providers who offer complimentary services. 

Prior to his current role, Mr. Blatt was the previous owner / operator of Tappan Zee Manor, a licensed adult home in Rockland County. Mr. Blatt has hands on experience in the challenges that are presented on a day-to-day basis. His responsibilities included the restructuring of debt and increasing census from eight residents to 80 plus within 12 months. Additionally, Mr. Blatt has an extensive background in real estate development and construction, having worked with architects, engineers, and construction contractors in various projects whose overall total exceeds $50 million. He has vested interest in several other healthcare real estate ventures. Currently, Mr. Blatt is the managing member of Pinnacle Health Consultants, LLC, a boutique health care consulting firm, created in May 2007. Since its inception, Pinnacle has taken great strides to work diligently to create a core business that meets the needs of its ever-growing clientele with the understanding of the challenges that exist in today’s competitive healthcare environment. 


Robert S. Shapiro

bshapiro@pinnaclehealthny.com

Mr. Shapiro has been providing long-term care consulting services in New York State for almost 30 years. Prior to joining a consulting firm with Frank T. Cicero, MD in 1981, Mr. Shapiro worked for the New York State Department of Health’s Bureau of Long Term Care Services where he worked on the Management Assessment Program and Medicaid reimbursement and its correlation to program and services. 

Mr. Shapiro's principal area of expertise has been strategic planning, Certificate of Need, operations, Medicaid reimbursement & licensure and certification. Over the years, he has and continues to work with hospitals, nursing homes, diagnostic and treatment centers, adult care facilities, assisted living facilities, home care agencies, outpatient programs, etc. He continues to represent clients before the New York State Department of Health, the New York State Office of Alcohol and Substance Abuse Services, the New York State Office of Mental Health, the New York State Office of Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities, the Dormitory Authority of the State of New York and HUD. Furthermore, in his 30 years of experience, Mr. Shapiro has worked with several clients in the development of either new facilities or replacement facilities in the creation of a long-term care continuum campus. This involves the coordination of services between various governmental agencies, which has proven to assist in maintaining project schedules and more importantly keeping costs under control. Mr. Shapiro has worked on projects of similar fashion in the past including The Sephardic Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Inc (Kings County), Hebrew Hospital Home, Inc. (Bronx, New York), Daughters of Sarah Nursing Center (Albany, New York), The Northern Services Group (Rockland County, New York), Albany County Nursing Home/Ann Lee Home (Albany, New York), The Ulster County Infirmary (Ulster County, New York) and The Wartburg Home (Westchester, New York).

Clients

Our clients are members of the public and private sectors as well as for-profit and not-for-profit entities. Pinnacle’s clients include the following sectors within the healthcare industry: 

  • Hospitals

  • Skilled Nursing Facilities

  • Physicians and Medical Practices

  • Assisted Living / Adult Home

  • Enriched Housing programs

  • Licensed Home Care Service Agencies

  • Pharmacy’s

  • Durable Medical Equipment Providers

  • Clinical Laboratories

  • Article 28 Diagnostic & Treatment Centers offering

    • Primary Care

    • Mental Health / Substance Abuse Programs

    • Dialysis Providers

    • Specialty Services

    • Ambulatory Surgical Centers – multi-specialty and single specialty

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