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Navigating Complex Care Models – 5 Stages of Complex Care and Reimbursement Model Experience

As provider organizations evaluate and adopt complex care and reimbursement models, there are five consistent stages of experience. Whether taking on Value-Based Care contracts, becoming or working with a CCBHC program provider, the path to success travels a similar progression. On August 24, 2022, Qualifacts’ CCBHC Program Manager Mary Givens shared insights and best practices…

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6 Steps To Improving CCBHC Outcomes The Berks Counseling Center Case Study

On May 25, 2022, Qualifacts’ CCBHC Program Manager Mary Givens and John Heim, Technology Specialist, EHR Systems for Berks Counseling Center discussed a 6-step process for improving performance on behavioral health led CCBHC outcomes. They provided insight into the greatest challenges of high performance on the CCBHC behavioral health led measures along with the successes…

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Who Should Do What? Scope of Practice; Treatment Tech Shift Clinical Best Practices

By Monica E. Oss, Chief Executive Officer There has been a long debate about the scope of health care practices. What type of licensed clinical professionals can perform particular functions? Should psychologists and/or pharmacists prescribe psychotropic medications? What supervision do nurse practitioners and physician assistants need? (Should ‘physician assistants’ be renamed ‘physician associates’?) Psychologists can…

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Tech For Success: How To Assess Current Tech Functionality Readiness For Future Growth

By Joe Naughton-Travers, Ed.M. With my work at OPEN MINDS, I’m often asked by my specialty health care provider organization clients which type of technology is the most important. My answer is always the same: it’s not about the individual technology itself, it’s about how all of the technology platforms come together and “play nice” to…

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Metrics-Based Management: Using Analytics For Strategy Implementation & Business Optimization

By Joe Naughton-Travers, Ed.M. If you have great staff and great infrastructure, your organization still needs a strong management team—and management practices—to make sure that organizational plans to deliver great performance becomes reality. To do this, management teams need well-designed, real-time performance metrics. In successful organizations, metrics-based management happens in two contexts: managing strategy implementation…

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How To Manage The 5% With Multiple Chronic Conditions & Complex Support Needs

By Monica E. Oss There is a lot of investment money going into the mental health field—in fact, $14.7 billion in the first half of this year (see Why Are Digital First Mental Health Companies So Popular?). Much of that investment is focused on digital behavioral health systems and tools for both professional and self-care. However,…

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Navigating Complex Care Models – 5 Stages of Complex Care and Reimbursement Model Experience

As provider organizations evaluate and adopt complex care and reimbursement models, there are five consistent stages of experience. Whether taking on Value-Based Care contracts, becoming or working with a CCBHC program provider, the path to success travels a similar progression. On August 24, 2022, Qualifacts’ CCBHC Program Manager Mary Givens shared insights and best practices…

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6 Steps To Improving CCBHC Outcomes The Berks Counseling Center Case Study

On May 25, 2022, Qualifacts’ CCBHC Program Manager Mary Givens and John Heim, Technology Specialist, EHR Systems for Berks Counseling Center discussed a 6-step process for improving performance on behavioral health led CCBHC outcomes. They provided insight into the greatest challenges of high performance on the CCBHC behavioral health led measures along with the successes…

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Who Should Do What? Scope of Practice; Treatment Tech Shift Clinical Best Practices

By Monica E. Oss, Chief Executive Officer There has been a long debate about the scope of health care practices. What type of licensed clinical professionals can perform particular functions? Should psychologists and/or pharmacists prescribe psychotropic medications? What supervision do nurse practitioners and physician assistants need? (Should ‘physician assistants’ be renamed ‘physician associates’?) Psychologists can…

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Tech For Success: How To Assess Current Tech Functionality Readiness For Future Growth

By Joe Naughton-Travers, Ed.M. With my work at OPEN MINDS, I’m often asked by my specialty health care provider organization clients which type of technology is the most important. My answer is always the same: it’s not about the individual technology itself, it’s about how all of the technology platforms come together and “play nice” to…

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Metrics-Based Management: Using Analytics For Strategy Implementation & Business Optimization

By Joe Naughton-Travers, Ed.M. If you have great staff and great infrastructure, your organization still needs a strong management team—and management practices—to make sure that organizational plans to deliver great performance becomes reality. To do this, management teams need well-designed, real-time performance metrics. In successful organizations, metrics-based management happens in two contexts: managing strategy implementation…

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Top EHR Trends In 2021: Results Of The Annual Behavioral Health EHR Survey

We’re bombarded with stories about electronic health records (EHR) evolving to become more flexible and use more services like blockchain, cryptocurrencies, and artificial intelligence, but what do your peers report firsthand? We recently concluded the sixth annual National Behavioral Health EHR Survey and found that only 19% of provider organizations report their clinical, scheduling, billing,…

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Making Mergers & Acquisitions Work — Perspectives From Executives Post-Mergers

This presentation took place during The 2022 OPEN MINDS Mergers, Acquisitions & Affiliations Summit. From mergers driven by the desire to integrate with primary care, to acquisition of a “competitor” —each of these case study presentations will review the ups and downs of the process and offer strategic advice to organizations exploring the same path.…

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And The Digital Health Winner Is…

By Monica Oss, Chief Executive Officer, OPEN MINDS   We’ve reached a time when the investor-owned health and human service market will likely see a correction of market value. It’s been a decade of big investment. The investment in health care in general—and in digital and in behavioral health companies in particular— culminated in $57.2…

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The Marketing Imperative

By Monica Oss, Chief Executive Officer, OPEN MINDS   The current health and human service landscape is being shaped by the ‘end’ of the pandemic period and its lingering effects, high inflation rates and higher wage rates, and new competition. To navigate through the year ahead to longer-term sustainability requires a good strategy, metrics-based management,…

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Navigating Complex Care Models – 5 Stages of Complex Care and Reimbursement Model Experience

As provider organizations evaluate and adopt complex care and reimbursement models, there are five consistent stages of experience. Whether taking on Value-Based Care contracts, becoming or working with a CCBHC program provider, the path to success travels a similar progression. On August 24, 2022, Qualifacts’ CCBHC Program Manager Mary Givens shared insights and best practices…

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6 Steps To Improving CCBHC Outcomes The Berks Counseling Center Case Study

On May 25, 2022, Qualifacts’ CCBHC Program Manager Mary Givens and John Heim, Technology Specialist, EHR Systems for Berks Counseling Center discussed a 6-step process for improving performance on behavioral health led CCBHC outcomes. They provided insight into the greatest challenges of high performance on the CCBHC behavioral health led measures along with the successes…

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Who Should Do What? Scope of Practice; Treatment Tech Shift Clinical Best Practices

By Monica E. Oss, Chief Executive Officer There has been a long debate about the scope of health care practices. What type of licensed clinical professionals can perform particular functions? Should psychologists and/or pharmacists prescribe psychotropic medications? What supervision do nurse practitioners and physician assistants need? (Should ‘physician assistants’ be renamed ‘physician associates’?) Psychologists can…

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Tech For Success: How To Assess Current Tech Functionality Readiness For Future Growth

By Joe Naughton-Travers, Ed.M. With my work at OPEN MINDS, I’m often asked by my specialty health care provider organization clients which type of technology is the most important. My answer is always the same: it’s not about the individual technology itself, it’s about how all of the technology platforms come together and “play nice” to…

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Metrics-Based Management: Using Analytics For Strategy Implementation & Business Optimization

By Joe Naughton-Travers, Ed.M. If you have great staff and great infrastructure, your organization still needs a strong management team—and management practices—to make sure that organizational plans to deliver great performance becomes reality. To do this, management teams need well-designed, real-time performance metrics. In successful organizations, metrics-based management happens in two contexts: managing strategy implementation…

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How To Manage The 5% With Multiple Chronic Conditions & Complex Support Needs

By Monica E. Oss There is a lot of investment money going into the mental health field—in fact, $14.7 billion in the first half of this year (see Why Are Digital First Mental Health Companies So Popular?). Much of that investment is focused on digital behavioral health systems and tools for both professional and self-care. However,…

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Leveraging Your EHR To Accommodate The “No Surprises Act”

While many state Medicaid programs have had balance billing regulations in place for ten or more years, the “No Surprises Act” has many nuances that impact behavioral health agencies, particularly in the area of compliance. During the webinar on October 11, 2022, Tammy Selleck, Senior Manager of Revenue Cycle Management Services for Qualifacts reviewed the…

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Navigating Complex Care Models – 5 Stages of Complex Care and Reimbursement Model Experience

As provider organizations evaluate and adopt complex care and reimbursement models, there are five consistent stages of experience. Whether taking on Value-Based Care contracts, becoming or working with a CCBHC program provider, the path to success travels a similar progression. On August 24, 2022, Qualifacts’ CCBHC Program Manager Mary Givens shared insights and best practices…

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6 Steps To Improving CCBHC Outcomes The Berks Counseling Center Case Study

On May 25, 2022, Qualifacts’ CCBHC Program Manager Mary Givens and John Heim, Technology Specialist, EHR Systems for Berks Counseling Center discussed a 6-step process for improving performance on behavioral health led CCBHC outcomes. They provided insight into the greatest challenges of high performance on the CCBHC behavioral health led measures along with the successes…

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Who Should Do What? Scope of Practice; Treatment Tech Shift Clinical Best Practices

By Monica E. Oss, Chief Executive Officer There has been a long debate about the scope of health care practices. What type of licensed clinical professionals can perform particular functions? Should psychologists and/or pharmacists prescribe psychotropic medications? What supervision do nurse practitioners and physician assistants need? (Should ‘physician assistants’ be renamed ‘physician associates’?) Psychologists can…

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How To Optimize Technology: An OPEN MINDS Seminar On Getting The Most Value From Your Technology Investments

This presentation took place on August 23, 2021 at The 2021 OPEN MINDS Management Best Practices Institute. In this session, Sharon Hicks, Senior Associate and Kim Bond, Executive Vice President at OPEN MINDS, discussed what needs to be addressed to ensure your organization is on the path to maximizing your tech investment, including: How to…

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Technology Strategy For Sustainability—EHRs Are Just The Start

This closing keynote presentation took place October 27, 2021 during The 2021 OPEN MINDS Technology & Analytics Institute. OPEN MINDS Chief Executive Officer Monica E. Oss gave an up-to-the-minute look at the critical changes in the landscape for serving complex consumers – and what they mean for organizational sustainability post-pandemic. This session covered: The context for selecting technology in…

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Navigating Complex Care Models – 5 Stages of Complex Care and Reimbursement Model Experience

As provider organizations evaluate and adopt complex care and reimbursement models, there are five consistent stages of experience. Whether taking on Value-Based Care contracts, becoming or working with a CCBHC program provider, the path to success travels a similar progression. On August 24, 2022, Qualifacts’ CCBHC Program Manager Mary Givens shared insights and best practices…

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6 Steps To Improving CCBHC Outcomes The Berks Counseling Center Case Study

On May 25, 2022, Qualifacts’ CCBHC Program Manager Mary Givens and John Heim, Technology Specialist, EHR Systems for Berks Counseling Center discussed a 6-step process for improving performance on behavioral health led CCBHC outcomes. They provided insight into the greatest challenges of high performance on the CCBHC behavioral health led measures along with the successes…

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Who Should Do What? Scope of Practice; Treatment Tech Shift Clinical Best Practices

By Monica E. Oss, Chief Executive Officer There has been a long debate about the scope of health care practices. What type of licensed clinical professionals can perform particular functions? Should psychologists and/or pharmacists prescribe psychotropic medications? What supervision do nurse practitioners and physician assistants need? (Should ‘physician assistants’ be renamed ‘physician associates’?) Psychologists can…

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Tech For Success: How To Assess Current Tech Functionality Readiness For Future Growth

By Joe Naughton-Travers, Ed.M. With my work at OPEN MINDS, I’m often asked by my specialty health care provider organization clients which type of technology is the most important. My answer is always the same: it’s not about the individual technology itself, it’s about how all of the technology platforms come together and “play nice” to…

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Metrics-Based Management: Using Analytics For Strategy Implementation & Business Optimization

By Joe Naughton-Travers, Ed.M. If you have great staff and great infrastructure, your organization still needs a strong management team—and management practices—to make sure that organizational plans to deliver great performance becomes reality. To do this, management teams need well-designed, real-time performance metrics. In successful organizations, metrics-based management happens in two contexts: managing strategy implementation…

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How To Manage The 5% With Multiple Chronic Conditions & Complex Support Needs

By Monica E. Oss There is a lot of investment money going into the mental health field—in fact, $14.7 billion in the first half of this year (see Why Are Digital First Mental Health Companies So Popular?). Much of that investment is focused on digital behavioral health systems and tools for both professional and self-care. However,…

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