By Monica E. Oss Greeting from sunny and warm Florida, and from the first day of The 2018 OPEN MINDS Performance Management Institute. Our institute this year is focused on a timely topic—the tools needed to develop and manage sustainable value-based contracts. I opened the institute with an update straight from the field—the results of our just-completed national survey of value-based reimbursement (VBR) among specialty provider organizations. In a nutshell, the survey results revealed that VBR is gaining momentum, slowly but surely. About one third of specialty provider organizations reported participating in VBR arrangements with payers, and about 71% report having contracts with ACOs…
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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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