By Monica E. Oss If your executive team is not doing home-based services, now is probably the time to consider extending your hybrid service model to include home-based options. In April, the Biden Administration's American Rescue Plan was released with a substantial boost ($12.7 billion) in state Medicaid funding for home-based care (see CMS To Raise Medicaid HCBS Matching Rate By 10 Percentage Points Through March 2024 and H.R.1319 – American Rescue Plan Act Of 2021). And last Thursday, CMS released every state's approved plan to extend home- and community-based services (HBCS) in their state in Strengthening and Investing in Home and Community Based…
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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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