By Monica E. Oss The headline, My Doctor Wants Me To Pay A Yearly Subscription Fee—And That’s Increasingly Common, caught my eye. The article focused on two emerging models of primary care—concierge health care (paid for by an annual fee and insurance) and direct primary care (paid for with a monthly fee but not accepting insurance). At this point, adoption is small but growing. In 2019, there were around 12,000 physicians practicing concierge medicine (see What Is Concierge Medicine?). And, there are 1,450 direct primary care practices in the United States, up by a little over 200 in the last year (see DPC Frontier Mapper).…
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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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