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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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The <i>OPEN MINDS</i> Health Plan Partnership Summit: A Guide To Developing & Negotiating Partnership Agreements With Health Plans

This presentation was delivered on October 29, 2020 at The 2020 OPEN MINDS Executive Leadership Retreat. In the presentation, the speakers discussed the development of new partnerships with health plans and new business models for sustainability, including how to understand the needs of payers, reframe the services of typical provider organizations into “solutions” for health…

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How To Build Value-Based Payer Partnerships: Best Practices In Marketing, Negotiating & Contracting With Health Plans

This presentation was delivered by OPEN MINDS Senior Associate Paul M. Duck on August 24, 2020 at The 2020 OPEN MINDS Management Best Practices Institute. In the presentation, Mr. Duck discussed how to develop relationships with the payers in your market, initiate strategic conversations, demonstrate value, and secure and optimize service agreements. He also discussed…

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Think Like A Health Plan

Among the top 10 takeaways I shared from The 2020 OPEN MINDS Strategy & Innovation Institute last week (see The Recovery Formula: Strategy + Innovation + Preparing For (Some) Failure), a key one was “Provider organizations and payers CAN work together. Payers are looking for creative ways to meet consumer needs in times of crisis and beyond and…

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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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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…

Continue Reading 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.

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,…

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

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…

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

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…

Continue Reading 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.

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,…

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

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…

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

The <i>OPEN MINDS</i> Health Plan Partnership Summit: A Guide To Developing & Negotiating Partnership Agreements With Health Plans

This presentation was delivered on October 29, 2020 at The 2020 OPEN MINDS Executive Leadership Retreat. In the presentation, the speakers discussed the development of new partnerships with health plans and new business models for sustainability, including how to understand the needs of payers, reframe the services of typical provider organizations into “solutions” for health…

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A Game Plan for Building a Sustainable Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic (CCBHC)

The goal of the Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinics (CCBHC) is to improve patient care across the healthcare spectrum, serving highly complex patients while avoiding the use of high-cost, low-return care models though community-based alternatives that improve care management. Based on the success of the first wave of CCHBC’s, Congress has acted five times to…

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COVID-19 and Value-Based Reimbursement: What Do We Know? Where Will it Go?

The impacts of COVID-19 on health care continue to unfold, and one area of uncertainty is the impact COVID will have on Value Based Reimbursements (VBR). Regardless of this uncertainty it appears that VBR is still trending upwards in behavioral health care.  Surveys conducted by OPEN MINDS demonstrate more use of episodic payments, case rates,…

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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…

Continue Reading 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.

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,…

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

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…

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

The <i>OPEN MINDS</i> Health Plan Partnership Summit: A Guide To Developing & Negotiating Partnership Agreements With Health Plans

This presentation was delivered on October 29, 2020 at The 2020 OPEN MINDS Executive Leadership Retreat. In the presentation, the speakers discussed the development of new partnerships with health plans and new business models for sustainability, including how to understand the needs of payers, reframe the services of typical provider organizations into “solutions” for health…

Continue Reading The <i>OPEN MINDS</i> Health Plan Partnership Summit: A Guide To Developing & Negotiating Partnership Agreements With Health Plans

How To Build Value-Based Payer Partnerships: Best Practices In Marketing, Negotiating & Contracting With Health Plans

This presentation was delivered by OPEN MINDS Senior Associate Paul M. Duck on August 24, 2020 at The 2020 OPEN MINDS Management Best Practices Institute. In the presentation, Mr. Duck discussed how to develop relationships with the payers in your market, initiate strategic conversations, demonstrate value, and secure and optimize service agreements. He also discussed…

Continue Reading How To Build Value-Based Payer Partnerships: Best Practices In Marketing, Negotiating & Contracting With Health Plans

Think Like A Health Plan

Among the top 10 takeaways I shared from The 2020 OPEN MINDS Strategy & Innovation Institute last week (see The Recovery Formula: Strategy + Innovation + Preparing For (Some) Failure), a key one was “Provider organizations and payers CAN work together. Payers are looking for creative ways to meet consumer needs in times of crisis and beyond and…

Continue Reading Think Like A Health Plan

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…

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

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…

Continue Reading 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.

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,…

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

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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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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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…

Continue Reading 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.

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,…

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

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…

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

The <i>OPEN MINDS</i> Health Plan Partnership Summit: A Guide To Developing & Negotiating Partnership Agreements With Health Plans

This presentation was delivered on October 29, 2020 at The 2020 OPEN MINDS Executive Leadership Retreat. In the presentation, the speakers discussed the development of new partnerships with health plans and new business models for sustainability, including how to understand the needs of payers, reframe the services of typical provider organizations into “solutions” for health…

Continue Reading The <i>OPEN MINDS</i> Health Plan Partnership Summit: A Guide To Developing & Negotiating Partnership Agreements With Health Plans

How To Build Value-Based Payer Partnerships: Best Practices In Marketing, Negotiating & Contracting With Health Plans

This presentation was delivered by OPEN MINDS Senior Associate Paul M. Duck on August 24, 2020 at The 2020 OPEN MINDS Management Best Practices Institute. In the presentation, Mr. Duck discussed how to develop relationships with the payers in your market, initiate strategic conversations, demonstrate value, and secure and optimize service agreements. He also discussed…

Continue Reading How To Build Value-Based Payer Partnerships: Best Practices In Marketing, Negotiating & Contracting With Health Plans