GETTYSBURG, Pa. (July 17, 2022) – OPEN MINDS is gearing up for The 2022 OPEN MINDS Management Best Practices Institute beginning on August 30 and running to September 1, 2022, in Newport Beach, California, at the Newport Beach Marriott.

With the health and human service field shifting from a pandemic emergency to a stagflation emergency marked by inflation, recession, and high labor rates, this era of instability requires executive teams to focus on critical management best practices. To succeed, management teams will need to stay focused—on data-driven decision making, sustainability and growth strategies, portfolio management, building financial strength, and optimizing customer and health plan relationships.

Executive leaders from primary care and specialty provider organizations will gain the latest payer perspectives and find out where health plans like Anthem and Beacon are headed from our keynote, Lauren Sims, Payment Innovation Director at Beacon Health Options, in Scratching The Surface Of What Value-Based Performance Can Be—Beacon’s Proposed Path Forward.

Attendees will discover how to create mutually beneficial partnerships with health plans during a presentation by Tim Daley, Vice President, Value Based Partnerships at Magellan Health in Developing A ‘Winning’ Health Plan Contract By Selling On Performance—Engaging Payers Through Quality Performance Measures. They will learn new tactics to negotiate better contracts with health plans—and succeed with value-based reimbursement in a pair of three-hour crash course seminars: Best Practices In Marketing, Negotiating & Contracting With Health Plans and Succeeding With Value-Based Reimbursement.

In the session, The Behaviorally-Led Primary Care Practice: Addressing Six Key Elements For Successful Integration, executives will learn more about adding primary care services to their service line mix from Terros Health, Edgewater Health, and AltaPointe Health who have “been there and done that.” And gain an understanding of the challenges and opportunities with the newly launched 988 system from Wendy Martinez Farmer, Chief Executive Officer of Beacon Health Options’ Georgia Collaborative ASO, in her keynote 988 Is The New 911: Beacon Is Answering The Call In The Crisis Response Movement.

Attendees of The Children’s Services Executive Summit, which kicks off the Institute on August 30, will learn new “whole person” strategies for children’s services from April Hamilton, the Executive Deputy Director of the New York State Department of Health in her keynote, Integrated Care Models For Children: What Is Working In New York & Beyond Performance Measures.

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Registration for this exclusive institute is available at Registration is complimentary for Elite-level subscribers to OPEN MINDS Circle market intelligence services. For more information on the program, sponsorship opportunities, or media inquiries, contact the Executive Education & Events team, at 877-350-6463 or

OPEN MINDS is a national market intelligence, management consulting, and marketing services firm specializing exclusively in the markets of the health and human service field that serve consumers with chronic conditions and complex support needs. OPEN MINDS’ mission is to provide payers, service provider organizations, and technology and scientific firms that serve these consumers with the market and management knowledge needed to improve their organizational efficiency and effectiveness.

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