By Athena Mandros

In 2012, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) began approving state dual eligible demonstration projects, with the first demonstration launching in July 2013 (see Where Are The Dual Eligible Demonstration Projects?). Last summer, CMS announced that states with dual eligible demonstrations would have the opportunity to extend the demonstrations for two years citing concerns with state budgetary cycles and lack of evaluation data. Given the extension, where are states with their dual demonstration? There are currently 13 states with dual demonstration programs in place: Nine states with capitated demonstrations – California, Illinois, Massachusetts, Michigan, New York, Ohio, Rhode…
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COVID-19 Risk Management Plan August 11, 2021

We are excited to return to sunny southern California for The 2021 OPEN MINDS Management Best Practices Institute at the picturesque Newport Beach Marriott Hotel & Spa, August 23-26, 2021. To help plan your in-person attendance, visit for a schedule of events happening throughout the week.

The resurgence of the COVID Delta variant has certainly created new challenges for the country and for our families. Fortunately, the available COVID vaccinations have been very successful in preventing symptomatic infections and illness. But I did want to let you know that our team at OPEN MINDS is committed to making our executive events as safe as possible and have an active risk management plan in place. I wanted to share with you the key elements of our plan:

We will continue to monitor any changes in the CDC recommendations for the continued safety of the public. If you have any concerns or questions, feel free to reach out to a member of our team at or by phone at 877-350-6463. We look forward to seeing you at The 2021 OPEN MINDS Management Best Practices Institute.

Monica E. Oss
Chief Executive Officer

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