By Athena Mandros

Recently we had a couple of readers ask – do the dual eligible demonstration projects managed by health plans affect consumer choice of medication? The short answer is yes. Each health plan creates their own formulary and, therefore, consumer choice of medication varies by plan. For a quick recap, the dual eligible demonstration projects were created to better coordinate care and ultimately reduce spending on this high-needs, high-utilizing population. To meet this goal, comprehensive health plans that provide all Medicare and Medicaid benefits were created. The health plans receive a blended capitation rate from Medicare and Medicaid to coordinate and…
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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 https://openminds.com/live-mbpi/ 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 events@openminds.com 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
OPEN MINDS

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