GETTYSBURG, Pa. (January 22, 2022) – OPEN MINDS, a leading provider of market intelligence and management and marketing consulting, has been approved as a vendor for the State of California’s Providing Access and Transforming Health (PATH) Technical Assistance Marketplace as an approved vendor. PATH, a five-year, $1.85 billion initiative, consists of two programs—Support for Enhanced Care Management and Community Supports, and Support for Justice-Involved Capacity Building.

The PATH Technical Assistance (TA) Initiative provides funding for providers, community-based organizations, counties, and others to obtain technical assistance resources to establish the infrastructure needed to implement Enhanced Care Management (ECM) and Community Supports (CS). The Marketplace, which opens January 31, 2023, will serve as a virtual marketplace for eligible California entities to access TA resources that strengthen their capacity to provide high-quality ECM and CS services for California Advancing and Innovating Medi-Cal (CalAIM) (formerly “Medi-Cal 2020”) members. TA offerings will include custom, hands-on technical support and off-the-shelf TA projects ready for implementation.

“The OPEN MINDS California team has been working with specialty provider organizations and community-based organizations to prepare for new administrative and managed care approaches, payer partnerships and contracting, unit cost analysis for performance/value-based models for the evolving CalAIM system,” said Richard Louis, III, OPEN MINDS Vice President, West Region. “Utilizing real-time market intelligence, our clients are implementing targeted payer-mix growth strategies, moving beyond ECM contracts and CS, tapping into new revenue under new and expanded contracts with commercial and managed care plans through leveraging existing core programs and developing new services.”

With decades of combined experience of our California subject matter experts and OPEN MINDS in-depth research into and understanding of CalAIM, payer, and provider systems, our expertise will provide support for the organizations accessing the PATH TA Marketplace to help them achieve their strategic service goals.” Added Monica Oss, OPEN MINDS Chief Executive Officer.

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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