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Value-Based Reimbursement Models Help SPARC Get A Leg Up In Medicaid Managed Care Contracting

By Meena Dayak SPARC Services & Programs (SPARC) is a behavioral health provider organization in North Carolina that has been providing home and community-based services since 2015. They serve 425 consumers monthly and employ 70 full-time staff. They focus on complex consumers—children and adults with severe and persistent mental illnesses (SPMI) who have not been…

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The Future Is 2020 In The Rearview Mirror: A 2021 Forecast

The COVID-19 pandemic caused major shifts throughout organizations, industries, and the entire world. The behavioral health and human services market is no exception. As we look back on 2020, there were some short-term tactics that we anticipated would be around for a while to allow provider organizations to create stability, resiliency, and success while weathering…

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Eight Tips To Ensure Your Organization Keeps Innovating Post-Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has led to many technology innovations in health care. The most noticeable transformation is the rise of telehealth with claims skyrocketing from less than 0.01% of total visits to 80% of behavioral health visits during the first quarter of the pandemic (see How’s That Strategic Plan Going?). We predict consumers and payers…

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Providing Stability & Innovation During Changing Times: Introducing Paul Ricci, CEO of Qualifacts + Credible

As the instability of the evolving health and human service market continues, executive teams across the nation are facing new and unprecedented challenges. The top question on all of our minds? How can we bring stability to our organizations – and ensure sustainability in the months ahead? Re-thinking longstanding strategies and adopting new, innovative, customer-focused…

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Building The Leadership Team For Tomorrow

This presentation was delivered by OPEN MINDS Senior Associate Paul Duck on February 11, 2021 at The 2021 OPEN MINDS Performance Management Institute. In the presentation, Mr. Duck discussed how to build a leadership team that brokers new ideas and drives change by leveraging organizational culture; create an engaged workforce that fits with your organization’s culture; and best practices…

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The 2021 <em>OPEN MINDS</em> Performance Management Executive Survey: Where Are We On The Road To Value

The results are in! Download the 2021 OPEN MINDS Performance Management Executive Survey eBook: Where Are We On The Road To Value. The survey was presented at The 2021 OPEN MINDS Performance Management Institute by OPEN MINDS Chief Executive Officer, Monica E. Oss. The survey tracks adoption of value-based reimbursement by specialty provider organizations, including…

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A Stable Connection Should Mean More Than Just a Strong Wi-Fi Signal: How to Keep Our Care Connections Personal in a Virtual World

Free Executive Web Briefing Courtesy Of Qualifacts + Credible July 13, 2021 | 12:00-1:00 p.m. Eastern With the shift to virtual meetings and hybrid models to provide care to clients and consumers, the feeling that we’ve lost the connection of face-to-face interactions is real. Virtual fatigue leaves us all longing for the “human touch,” but…

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Value-Based Reimbursement Models Help SPARC Get A Leg Up In Medicaid Managed Care Contracting

By Meena Dayak SPARC Services & Programs (SPARC) is a behavioral health provider organization in North Carolina that has been providing home and community-based services since 2015. They serve 425 consumers monthly and employ 70 full-time staff. They focus on complex consumers—children and adults with severe and persistent mental illnesses (SPMI) who have not been…

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California Alliance of Child & Family Services 2021 Summer Virtual Member Education Event

As the California health and human services system moves towards increased managed care and performance-based models of service delivery, it is a strategic imperative for provider organizations to understand the operational systems required for successful contracting and care delivery in this environment. Shifts in Medi-Cal financing and reimbursement proposed by the State and the county…

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Data-Driven Decision-Making For The Post Pandemic Market

More competition, workforce shortages, and changing reimbursement models are making data-driven decisionmaking more important for health and human service organizational sustainability. Data-driven strategy shifts, coupled with daily actions, are required and can be hindered by cultural norms that maintain status quo and workforce routines. How to break out of these norms and move to being…

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Babylon, A World Leading, Digital-First, Value-Based Care Company, Announces Plans To Become A Public Company Via $4.2 Billion Merger With Alkuri Global Acquisition Corp.

Babylon Holdings Limited (Babylon), a world leading, digital-first value-based care company, and Alkuri Global Acquisition Corp. (Alkuri Global), a special purpose acquisition company, announced that they have entered into a definitive merger agreement. Upon closing of the transaction, the combined company will operate as Babylon and plans to trade on Nasdaq under the new symbol…

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Eleanor Health Announces $20 Million Series B Financing To Address The Growing Need For Value-Based Addiction & Mental Health Treatment

Eleanor Health, the first outpatient addiction and mental health provider organization delivering convenient and comprehensive care through a population and value-based payment structure, announced it has closed an oversubscribed $20 million Series B financing round. The company received significant participation from all existing investors including Town Hall Ventures, Echo Health Ventures, and Mosaic Health Solutions,…

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Caron Treatment Centers & Independence Blue Cross Report Value-Based Contract Linked To Lower 90-Day Readmission Rate

Independence Blue Cross (IBC) reported that its value-based arrangement with addiction treatment provider Caron Treatment Centers resulted in a 5.6% 90-day readmission rate during a 2019 pilot. Under the arrangement, IBC paid Caron one single upfront fee for IBC members receiving treatment for addiction disorder, and Caron was at risk for any readmissions that occurred…

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Value-Based Reimbursement Models Help SPARC Get A Leg Up In Medicaid Managed Care Contracting

By Meena Dayak SPARC Services & Programs (SPARC) is a behavioral health provider organization in North Carolina that has been providing home and community-based services since 2015. They serve 425 consumers monthly and employ 70 full-time staff. They focus on complex consumers—children and adults with severe and persistent mental illnesses (SPMI) who have not been…

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The Future Is 2020 In The Rearview Mirror: A 2021 Forecast

The COVID-19 pandemic caused major shifts throughout organizations, industries, and the entire world. The behavioral health and human services market is no exception. As we look back on 2020, there were some short-term tactics that we anticipated would be around for a while to allow provider organizations to create stability, resiliency, and success while weathering…

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Eight Tips To Ensure Your Organization Keeps Innovating Post-Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has led to many technology innovations in health care. The most noticeable transformation is the rise of telehealth with claims skyrocketing from less than 0.01% of total visits to 80% of behavioral health visits during the first quarter of the pandemic (see How’s That Strategic Plan Going?). We predict consumers and payers…

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Value-Based Reimbursement Models Help SPARC Get A Leg Up In Medicaid Managed Care Contracting

By Meena Dayak SPARC Services & Programs (SPARC) is a behavioral health provider organization in North Carolina that has been providing home and community-based services since 2015. They serve 425 consumers monthly and employ 70 full-time staff. They focus on complex consumers—children and adults with severe and persistent mental illnesses (SPMI) who have not been…

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The Future Is 2020 In The Rearview Mirror: A 2021 Forecast

The COVID-19 pandemic caused major shifts throughout organizations, industries, and the entire world. The behavioral health and human services market is no exception. As we look back on 2020, there were some short-term tactics that we anticipated would be around for a while to allow provider organizations to create stability, resiliency, and success while weathering…

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Eight Tips To Ensure Your Organization Keeps Innovating Post-Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has led to many technology innovations in health care. The most noticeable transformation is the rise of telehealth with claims skyrocketing from less than 0.01% of total visits to 80% of behavioral health visits during the first quarter of the pandemic (see How’s That Strategic Plan Going?). We predict consumers and payers…

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Providing Stability & Innovation During Changing Times: Introducing Paul Ricci, CEO of Qualifacts + Credible

As the instability of the evolving health and human service market continues, executive teams across the nation are facing new and unprecedented challenges. The top question on all of our minds? How can we bring stability to our organizations – and ensure sustainability in the months ahead? Re-thinking longstanding strategies and adopting new, innovative, customer-focused…

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Building The Leadership Team For Tomorrow

This presentation was delivered by OPEN MINDS Senior Associate Paul Duck on February 11, 2021 at The 2021 OPEN MINDS Performance Management Institute. In the presentation, Mr. Duck discussed how to build a leadership team that brokers new ideas and drives change by leveraging organizational culture; create an engaged workforce that fits with your organization’s culture; and best practices…

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The 2021 <em>OPEN MINDS</em> Performance Management Executive Survey: Where Are We On The Road To Value

The results are in! Download the 2021 OPEN MINDS Performance Management Executive Survey eBook: Where Are We On The Road To Value. The survey was presented at The 2021 OPEN MINDS Performance Management Institute by OPEN MINDS Chief Executive Officer, Monica E. Oss. The survey tracks adoption of value-based reimbursement by specialty provider organizations, including…

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Don’t Leave Money On The Table: How The Right Technology Can Improve Your VBR Success

Originally presented on May 26th, 2021 Value-based care is here! If you haven’t started thinking about what it is you need to compete in a value-based environment, now is the time to start. With the rise in value-based care contracts and utilization of alternative payment models, provider organizations are challenged with doing the research and…

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A Stable Connection Should Mean More Than Just a Strong Wi-Fi Signal: How to Keep Care Connections Personal in a Virtual World

Originally presented on 7/13/21 With the shift to virtual meetings and hybrid models to provide care to clients and consumers, the feeling that we’ve lost the connection of face-to-face interactions is real. Virtual fatigue leaves us all longing for the “human touch,” but telehealth and other developing forms of digital evaluation and treatment is here…

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Value-Based Reimbursement Models Help SPARC Get A Leg Up In Medicaid Managed Care Contracting

By Meena Dayak SPARC Services & Programs (SPARC) is a behavioral health provider organization in North Carolina that has been providing home and community-based services since 2015. They serve 425 consumers monthly and employ 70 full-time staff. They focus on complex consumers—children and adults with severe and persistent mental illnesses (SPMI) who have not been…

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Making Value-Based Reimbursement Work – Best Practices In Program Design & Management

This executive web forum was delivered on May 13, 2021, by Ashley Gibson Director Of Payer Relations, Contracts & Utilization, Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation and Donna Esposito, Director of Payer Relations, THRIVE DETECT, who shared their advice on how to negotiate, design, and implement a successful VBR relationship with a health plan. Download Resources

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The Future Is 2020 In The Rearview Mirror: A 2021 Forecast

The COVID-19 pandemic caused major shifts throughout organizations, industries, and the entire world. The behavioral health and human services market is no exception. As we look back on 2020, there were some short-term tactics that we anticipated would be around for a while to allow provider organizations to create stability, resiliency, and success while weathering…

Continue Reading The Future Is 2020 In The Rearview Mirror: A 2021 Forecast

Eight Tips To Ensure Your Organization Keeps Innovating Post-Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has led to many technology innovations in health care. The most noticeable transformation is the rise of telehealth with claims skyrocketing from less than 0.01% of total visits to 80% of behavioral health visits during the first quarter of the pandemic (see How’s That Strategic Plan Going?). We predict consumers and payers…

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Value-Based Reimbursement Models Help SPARC Get A Leg Up In Medicaid Managed Care Contracting

By Meena Dayak SPARC Services & Programs (SPARC) is a behavioral health provider organization in North Carolina that has been providing home and community-based services since 2015. They serve 425 consumers monthly and employ 70 full-time staff. They focus on complex consumers—children and adults with severe and persistent mental illnesses (SPMI) who have not been…

Continue Reading Value-Based Reimbursement Models Help SPARC Get A Leg Up In Medicaid Managed Care Contracting

The Future Is 2020 In The Rearview Mirror: A 2021 Forecast

The COVID-19 pandemic caused major shifts throughout organizations, industries, and the entire world. The behavioral health and human services market is no exception. As we look back on 2020, there were some short-term tactics that we anticipated would be around for a while to allow provider organizations to create stability, resiliency, and success while weathering…

Continue Reading The Future Is 2020 In The Rearview Mirror: A 2021 Forecast

Eight Tips To Ensure Your Organization Keeps Innovating Post-Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has led to many technology innovations in health care. The most noticeable transformation is the rise of telehealth with claims skyrocketing from less than 0.01% of total visits to 80% of behavioral health visits during the first quarter of the pandemic (see How’s That Strategic Plan Going?). We predict consumers and payers…

Continue Reading Eight Tips To Ensure Your Organization Keeps Innovating Post-Pandemic

Providing Stability & Innovation During Changing Times: Introducing Paul Ricci, CEO of Qualifacts + Credible

As the instability of the evolving health and human service market continues, executive teams across the nation are facing new and unprecedented challenges. The top question on all of our minds? How can we bring stability to our organizations – and ensure sustainability in the months ahead? Re-thinking longstanding strategies and adopting new, innovative, customer-focused…

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Building The Leadership Team For Tomorrow

This presentation was delivered by OPEN MINDS Senior Associate Paul Duck on February 11, 2021 at The 2021 OPEN MINDS Performance Management Institute. In the presentation, Mr. Duck discussed how to build a leadership team that brokers new ideas and drives change by leveraging organizational culture; create an engaged workforce that fits with your organization’s culture; and best practices…

Continue Reading Building The Leadership Team For Tomorrow

The 2021 <em>OPEN MINDS</em> Performance Management Executive Survey: Where Are We On The Road To Value

The results are in! Download the 2021 OPEN MINDS Performance Management Executive Survey eBook: Where Are We On The Road To Value. The survey was presented at The 2021 OPEN MINDS Performance Management Institute by OPEN MINDS Chief Executive Officer, Monica E. Oss. The survey tracks adoption of value-based reimbursement by specialty provider organizations, including…

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