Gettysburg, Pa. (September 6, 2022)Health and human services executive leaders are faced with ongoing challenges from new competition, changing contract needs, technology needs, data overload and more. Over the next four months, the OPEN MINDS Circle Elite Executive Roundtable series will provide best practice presentations on topics covering service line development, improving revenue and margins, health plan contracting, treatment technology innovations, and integrated care. The Circle Elite Executive Roundtable series, hosted at 1:00 PM ET on Thursdays, is designed to help executive teams navigate the business, organizational, operational, and culture changes of a market in turbulence. Each one-hour webinar outlines a field-tested approach for addressing market demands and developing a plan for organizational sustainability.

September 15: Debra Curtin, MS, Senior Director for Behavioral Health and Mark Boorse, MHS, Director of Program Development with Access Services; Casey Fenoglio, MPH, CHES, Community Wellness Program Manager for Pottstown Hospital, Tower Health; and Haleh Van Vliet, M.D., Emergency Medicine Physician for Tower Health, will present Bringing Care To Consumers Through Street Outreach — The Access Services Case Study. The panel will share the model they developed to address the needs of their homeless population aimed at increasing access, improving outcomes, and reducing costs. Attendees will also learn from Access Services and Tower Health their approach to funding and how they are working to overcome the systemic issues driving these consumers from treatment.

September 22: Tom Kmetz, Chief Financial Officer (CFO) for Volunteers Of America Indiana & Ohio, will present How Much Do My Services Cost? The Importance Of Unit Costs In Service Redesign — The VOA Case Study, providing insights for successfully managing case rates of new and future services. Attendees will be able to better ascertain their own unit costs, how to identify opportunities to drive greater margins, and what role unit costs play in designing new services, payment methods, and establishing better contracts with health plans.

October 20: Angel Vibert, Director of Community Residential Services with Community Living North Bay, will present Supported Independent Living For Consumers With I/DD — The Community Living North Bay Case Study. Ms. Vibert will discuss their partnership with Awake Labs for their residential services program, which is committed to encouraging lifestyles for people that promote their independence, participation, inclusion, friendships, and citizenship in the community. Learn how this program embraced technology to further their mission of being respectful to the dignity, well-being, and privacy of each consumer they support.

October 27: Kyle Lowe and Diane Alecusan, State Housing Strategy Leads for CareSource Indiana and Ohio, respectively, will present Healthy Beginnings At Home — The CareSource Case Study. The pair will discuss the CareSource pilot program that has grown into Healthy Beginnings at Home (HBAH). This program was launched to improve maternal and infant health outcomes by providing stable housing and rental assistance to pregnant mothers in need. The CareSource team will share results from the HBAH pilot program and the evidence regarding the impact of stable housing in addressing infant mortality, prematurity, and improving health outcomes for women and their infants.

November 17: OPEN MINDS Vice President, Richard Louis III will host The New Role For Primary Care Under CalAIM, the final session in the 2022 OPEN MINDS quarterly series featuring California Case Studies focused on strategy, health plan contracting, financial assessment, market services for CalAIM preparedness

December 8: Cari Guthrie Cho, LCSW-C, President and Chief Executive Officer for Cornerstone Montgomery will present Value-Based Readiness—The Cornerstone Case Study. Ms. Cho will discuss how the shift from traditional fee-for-service reimbursement models to value-based reimbursement (VBR) is providing opportunities for specialty care provider organizations to develop innovative treatment plans. This shift requires new technology, data-driven systems, and a new culture that reaches across the entire organization focused on continuous quality improvement. Attendees will learn how Cornerstone, Montgomery converted to a value-based reimbursement model with funding from a one-time grant and the OPEN MINDS Value-Based Readiness Assessment tool, which allowed them to identify tactics to bring this new mindset and core competencies into their organization.

December 15: Hazelden Betty Ford’s Director of Recovery Management, Kim Albers, and Jennifer Duncan-Sanford, National and Strategic Account Director, will present GameChanger Schools — The Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation Case Study at the final OPEN MINDS Circle Elite Executive Roundtable for 2022. The pair will discuss their organization’s success in West Virginia as a continuation of their student peer leadership program, GameChanger. GameChanger uses research to help children make healthy choices about alcohol, opioids, and other drugs. As a youth-led prevention, positive development, and community enhancement initiative, GameChanger is designed to educate, support, and empower participants to live healthy, drug-free lifestyles while preparing to be leaders of tomorrow.

To registers for any of these upcoming events, and for access to the OPEN MINDS library containing almost 100 on-demand roundtables, visit the OPEN MINDS Circle Elite Executive Roundtable events page.

Once an exclusive benefit to Elite members of the OPEN MINDS Circle, these impactful sessions are now available to all OPEN MINDS subscribers and available on demand. The roundtables feature industry executives and subject matter experts presenting best practice approaches to market changes and opportunities in health and human services. All roundtable sessions begin at 1:00 PM ET and last one hour. Each program is available to OPEN MINDS  subscribers for on-demand viewing with accompanying presentation decks.

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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