Highlights Of Management Best Practices Week


The 2019 OPEN MINDS Management Best Practices Institute is the only executive event focused on the clinical and management best practices executive teams need to move their organization from the concept of value-based reimbursement, to success in the new financial normal.

Day One  – August 12th, The 2019 OPEN MINDS Management Best Practices Institute kicks off with:

How To Build Value-Based Payer Partnerships: An OPEN MINDS Executive Seminar On Best Practices In Marketing, Negotiating, & Contracting With Health Plans, focused on developing relationships with the payers in your market, considering what metrics they are tired to and how you can help them to meet their performance requirements, discussing how you can align programs and services with the goals of the payers and health plans, and providing data that proves your service lines can achieve both high quality outcomes and lower costs.

Day Two – August 13th, Bechara Choucair, M.D., Senior Vice President & Chief Community Health Officer, Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Inc. and Hospitals will open the Institute with his keynote address “Integrating Social Determinants Into New Care Models: The Kaiser Initiative”

Day Three – August 14th, we will kick off the day with Samantha Arsenault, MA, Director, National Treatment Quality Initiatives, Shatterproof leading a panel of payers in the keynote session “Implementing Provider Rating Scales For Substance Use Disorders: Payer Pilot Results & Impact On Benefit Design”. The day will end with How To Reduce Your Unit Costs When Market Rates Go Down: An OPEN MINDS Executive Seminar On Reengineering Unit Costs, focused on the shifting reimbursement market as well as how to manage unit costs in the shifting landscape to accommodate the market rate, while improving quality and increasing sales.

Day Four – August 15th, the 2019 OPEN MINDS Management Best Practices will close with two exciting events:

The OPEN MINDS Mergers, Acquisitions, & Affiliations Summit: Best Practices For Non-Profit Health & Human Service Organizations – A Centerstone & OPEN MINDS Collaboration Mergers and acquisitions have become more common in the health and human service space. With this strategy taking hold and growing in popularity, there is an increased need among leaders and executives to navigate the process. This timely summit is a deep dive into the management best practices for balancing mission and sustainability.

How To Develop A Successful Marketing Plan: The OPEN MINDS Seminar On Marketing Strategy, focused on the steps needed to design a successful marketing plan based on your organization’s strategic goals.

The institute will feature over 15 executive sessions, including didactic educational sessions; panel discussions with industry thought leaders; case model learning sessions featuring innovative organizations and programs. All institute sessions are led by highly experienced OPEN MINDS moderators with guest speakers presenting their organization’s projects and a wide range of viewpoints.