GETTYSBURG, Pa. (October 2, 2022) — On November 16, 2022, at 1:00 pm ET, OPEN MINDS will host a free Executive Web Briefing courtesy of Health Information Management Systems (HiMS), entitled Doing Well by Doing Good Part II: Understanding APM Contract Elements, Structure & Variables.

Well-designed Alternative Payment Models (APMs) incentivize patient health outcomes, either via a direct payer-provider contract or through a clinically integrated network (CIN). Since APM contracts are negotiated on a potential future outcome, they can include unfamiliar and even risky elements that parties should understand at the outset.

Attendees can expect to gain valuable insights on APM contract structure, definitions, attribution models, and management/reconciliation procedures to minimize pitfalls during negotiations.

Featured speakers include panelists: Mike Rhoades, Founder & CEO, Alera Health (Formerly known as Blaze Advisors), the largest population health manager of clinically integrated behavioral health networks in the US; Dr. Matthew Miles, MD, who has expertise developing and implementing clinical delivery models for complex patients, and financial models to support innovative care delivery; and, Khalid Al-Maskari, Chief Executive Officer, Health Information Management Systems (HiMS), who has over 15 years experience in behavioral health care information technology, and is considered a thought leader in health care informatics. The panel will be moderated by Kirk Masters, Chief Business Development Officer, Health Information Management Systems (HiMS). As the catalyst for HiMS’s revenue performance management initiative,  he is the steward of its success across all marketing, sales and partnership functions.


About HiMS

Health Information Management Systems (HiMS) is a national company headquartered in Tucson, Arizona that designs Electronic Health Records (EHR) software to transform the integrated health care experience.  HiMS creates innovative solutions that lead to better outcomes, lower costs and higher-quality care.  The company sets itself apart from its competitors by harnessing the power of artificial intelligence to improve clinical documentation and decision support. More information is available at


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