Value-Based Reimbursement & Specialty Care The Focus Of Special Edition Of OPEN MINDS Circle Management Newsletter

Gettysburg, PA, June 19, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The latest edition of The OPEN MINDS Management Newsletter was released with a special focus on the new models of value-based care for specialty provider organizations. In addition to industry analysis from OPEN MINDS chief executive officer Monica E. Oss, and a guide to mastering the transition to value-based reimbursement by OPEN MINDS chief operating officer Stacy DiStefano, the newsletter featured special profiles of specialty provider organizations in the field that are successfully managing value-based contracts.

These profiles include an overview of each organizations value-based contracting model, a discussion about how the organization got in contact with the health plans to develop the relationship, a review of their performance measures, and a discussion about the sustainability of the contract.The profiles feature Allison Hill, the President and CEO at Lakeview Center; Andrew F. Vitullo, Executive Director of BioCare Recovery; and Orville D. Mercer, Vice President of Behavioral Health, Chestnut Health Systems.

“I think the future VBR opportunities for specialist organizations is going to be focused on two ends of the service delivery spectrum – community-based care to keep consumers from being admitted to acute care settings and support services to transition consumers to the community after an acute care stay. The question is what does this mean for strategy?” said OPEN MINDS Chief Executive Officer, Monica E. Oss. “In this issue of The OPEN MINDS Management Newsletter,  we attempt to tackle that challenge by providing executives with a snapshot of the existing market and practical advice from executives who found a path to success with value-based reimbursement.”

An overview of the future of value-based reimbursement is shaping the market for organizations that serve complex consumers is available at no charge (registration required) in the strategic overview article by Ms. Oss, Riding The Value-Based Wave. The May issue of The OPEN MINDS Management Newsletter, The Value-Based Reimbursement Special Edition: A Guide To Sustainability In An Outcomes-Focused Market, is available online for Standard, Premium, and Elite members of The OPEN MINDS Circle. The executive articles include:

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For additional questions and inquiries, please contact Sarah C. Threnhauser, Executive Vice President, OPEN MINDS at 717-334-1329 or



OPEN MINDS is a national market intelligence and strategic advisory firm focused on the sectors of the health and human service field serving consumers with chronic conditions and complex support needs. Founded in 1987 and based in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, the 175+ associates provide market insights and innovative management solutions designed to improve operational and strategic performance. Learn more at

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