By Monica E. Oss All roads seem to be pushing for health care services delivered at home. Even before the onset of the pandemic, we had the push for “deinstitutionalization” with the growth in home-and community-based services (see Deinstitutionalization: Unfinished Business). And on June 28, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released the proposed rule for the 2022 Home Health Prospective Payment System, which seeks to expand the Home Health Value-Based Purchasing (HHVBP) Model from nine states to nationwide. The proposal, if finalized, would shift home health Medicare reimbursement from fee-for-service (a set payment amount where volume is valued by providers) to value-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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