By Monica E. Oss I've been thinking a lot about the big takeaway from our 2020 OPEN MINDS I/DD Executive Summit. Which of these changes that we discussed will drive strategy? The changing intellectual and developmental disability (I/DD) consumer population—with more health care co-morbidities and increasing age? The clinical and financial struggles of I/DD-focused specialty provider organizations during this pandemic crisis? More managed care and value-based reimbursement financing services for this population? The consumer and caregiver focus on person-centered planning? Or the health plan focus on the “total cost of resources” for these consumers—and preference for organizations with a “whole person” integrated approach to…
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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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