By Monica E. Oss In a new survey of health systems, 60+% of the chief financial officers (CFO) are planning to pursue risk-based contracts, in a wide variety of payer markets, in 2022 (see 2021 Risk-Based Healthcare Market Trends). What struck me about the survey findings, from the Healthcare Financial Management Association and Guidehouse Center for Health Insights, is that this is more than alternative payment models in Medicare—which 49% indicated they are pursuing next year. Their plans are to pursue advance risk-based contracts with Medicare Advantage plans (59%) and commercial health plans (52%). There are, however, obstacles to pursing this path. Fifty percent of…
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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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