By Howard Shiffman, M.A.

We continue to report on more provider reimbursement arrangements that are shifting from volume-based reimbursement to some form of pay-for-performance contract – Magellan’s Shift To Gainsharing, Third Sector Selects Seven Awardees Considering Child-Focused Pay-For-Success Initiatives, and Missouri Child Welfare Services for High Needs Children Out To Bid On Case Rate Basis. While these individual changes in contracting may seem anecdotal, they represent a gradual sea change that is affecting every payer (40% Of Commercial Health Insurance Reimbursements Linked To Performance In 2014 and Medicare Physician Pay Cuts Averted & SGR Scrapped; Medicare To Phase In Value-Based Reimbursements). The problem is that the executives 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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