Gettysburg, Pa (January 15, 2023)—The 2023 OPEN MINDS Performance Management Institute, being held February 14 through 16 in Clearwater Beach, Florida, will host the first in a year-long series of CalAIM sessions for 2023. The February 16 session, Preparing For CalAIM: Success & Sustainability – The Data-Driven Path Forward, will provide an update of the CalAIM initiative and address the definitions and data needed to develop, measure, and succeed to meet consumer and payer performance expectations.

California Advancing and Innovating Medi-Cal (CalAIM) is a long-term commitment to transform and strengthen Medi-Cal utilizing a broad network of health partners, payers, specialty providers, and community-based organizations. The goal is to provide the more than 14 million beneficiaries with a more equitable, coordinated, and person-centered approach to maximizing their health. The Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) is moving towards a population health approach, prioritizing prevention and whole person care through coordinated and equitable access to services that address physical, behavioral, developmental, dental, and long-term care needs.

The two-hour session will feature Stuart Buttlaire, Ph.D., MBA, Regional Director of Behavioral Health and Addiction Medicine for Kaiser Permanente and Pooja Bhalla, DNP, RN, Co-Chief Executive Officer with Illumination Foundation. Attendees will learn the key pieces needed to develop a strategy for building a metrics-based management system measuring key organizational and management performance outcomes for health plan contracts, care access, service, and consumer performance.

Throughout 2023, OPEN MINDS will deliver a full series of executive education sessions focused on CalAIM. Dr. Buttlaire will again join OPEN MINDS Vice President, Richard Louis, III, for a discussion on key strategies related to CalAIM during The 2023 OPEN MINDS Strategy & Innovation Institute in June. Mr. Louis will also host CalAIM sessions at the August OPEN MINDS Management Best Practices Institute being hosted in Long Beach, California, and The OPEN MINDS 2023 Technology & Analytics Institute this October in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Throughout the year, executives can also attend the CalAIM Roundtable sessions, one-hour live webinars featuring executives from California provider organizations and health plans. Roundtable sessions will be held on March 9, July 13, October 5, and December 14 at 1:00 PM ET.

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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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