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Don’t Leave Money On The Table:
How The Right Technology Can Improve Your VBR Success

May 26, 2021

May 26, 2021 | 1:00 p.m. Eastern
Free Executive Web Briefing Courtesy Of
The Value Based Care for Behavioral Health Online Community

Value-based care is here! If you haven’t started thinking about what it is you need to compete in a value-based environment, now is the time to start. With the rise in value-based care contracts and utilization of alternative payment models, provider organizations are challenged with doing the research and homework to get prepared for these new ways of managing care.

Join us on Wednesday, May 26 at 1:00pm ET to hear an update on where we are with value-based care from OPEN MINDS Senior Associate, Ken Carr, as well as a firsthand case study from Capital Area Human Services (CAHS) on their journey to value-based care. CAHS Director of Business Development, Karla Lee Muzik, and Director of Emergency Preparedness and Training, John Nosacka, will showcase how their organization discovered they had been losing money by not having the right technology and how they began to remedy the problem.

During this session, attendees will:

  • Understand the current state of value-based care
  • Discover how to tell if they too are losing money with the wrong tools and technology
  • Hear a real-life case study from one provider organization who was losing money by not having the right tools to succeed with value-based contracting


May 26
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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Featured Speakers

Ken Carr, Senior Associate, OPEN MINDS

Ken Carr brings over 30 years of finance, technology, data analysis, and reporting experience in the health and human service field to OPEN MINDS. He currently serves as a Senior Associate with the OPEN MINDS consulting practice. In this role, Mr. Carr serves as a subject matter expert in the OPEN MINDS consulting practice, where he has led numerous engagements in strategic planning, merger and acquisition prospecting, business process improvement, managed care and value-based contracting preparedness, financial analysis of service lines, and technology selection.

Prior to joining OPEN MINDS, Mr. Carr served as the Chief Financial Officer for Elite DNA Therapy Services, a mental health provider based in Fort Myers, FL. In this position, Mr. Carr led the development of the strategic plan, identified opportunities to optimize the EHR, and restructured financial reporting and analysis by service lines and key metrics.

Karla Lee Muzik, Director of Business Development, Capital Area Human Services (CAHS)

As the Director of Business Operations, Karla Lee-Muzik brings more than 25 years of healthcare administration experience to Capital Area Human Services (CAHS), one of the largest behavioral health providers in the State of Louisiana. Her role as a financial strategist includes revenue cycle management for all third-party payers, new business development, and other fiscal special projects. One such project is the SAMHSA PIPBHC Grant, which promotes integrated primary and behavioral healthcare services.

In 2017, Ms. Muzik steered CAHS toward the future by negotiating Value-Based Purchasing contracts with Louisiana Medicaid Managed Care Organizations. She has been instrumental in creating the agency’s Quality Performance and Incentive Department (QPID). Its goal is to maximize profitability while promoting excellent client-centered clinical outcomes. In 2020, under her leadership, CAHS was awarded the AmeriHealth Caritas Louisiana Quality Champion. This distinction recognized the agency for its outstanding performance during the first year of the Value-Based Purchasing Program.

Currently, Ms. Muzik is the co-project lead for the agency’s new EHR system. Her objective is to build a robust practice management system that includes efficient billing, collections, and management of value-based and financial reporting data.

Ms. Muzik received her Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of Alabama in 1990 and has also earned her AAPC certification.  She has authored several professional practice management articles and continues to educate healthcare providers with documentation and billing practices.

John Nosacka, LCSW-BACS, MSHCM, Director, Emergency Preparedness and Training, Capital Area Human Services (CAHS)

John Nosacka, LCSW-BACS, MSHCM is the Director for Training, Emergency Preparedness, and other special projects at Capital Area Human Services (CAHS). He oversaw the search process for CAHS’ new EHR and leads the clinical implementation team. He is the Program Manager for the Assisted Outpatient Treatment (AOT) Program and was part of the team that revised the AOT law last year. Also, Mr. Nosacka is the coordinator for the Crisis Intervention Team trainings held in the Baton Rouge-area and offered to local law enforcement agencies. Mr. Nosacka received his MSW from LSU in 1994 and a masters in healthcare management from UNO in 2004.

Registration for this executive web briefing has been provided at no charge courtesy of Qualifacts + Credible.

Unable to attend? Still register! At the conclusion of the event, all registrants will receive a recorded copy of the executive web briefing and presentation slides.

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About Qualifacts + Credible

Qualifacts and Credible have merged. And we’re laser-focused on helping Behavioral Health and Human Services agencies improve clinical outcomes, enhance operations and activate their full potential.

Please rest assured – the team and tech you love will remain in place. Providers will have the flexibility to choose and work with the two best-in-KLAS EHR solutions, CareLogic and Credible Behavioral Health. Our teams will continue to support both platforms and our agency partners from end to end.

Over time, we will fully bring to life the power and potential of this merger – to elevate agencies and create healthier communities – across our offering, team, and the industry. We’re excited for you to take this journey with us! Learn more

About Value Based Care for Behavioral Health

Your platform for building success with value-based care. Serving consumers with chronic conditions and complex support needs is a long and winding path. Let us be your guide, providing your team with the navigation tools needed for the transition to value-based reimbursement.

Value Based Care for Behavioral Health is the only authoritative resource on value-based reimbursement developed for executives of health and human service organizations serving consumers with complex needs. Brought to you by OPEN MINDS and Qualifacts + Credible. Learn more or join at www.vbcforbh.com.

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