August 30-September 1, 2022 – Newport Beach, California

The only national event focused on management best practices and “must-have” competencies every executive needs to improve the service system for consumers with complex conditions in the “next normal.”

Institute Overview

The 2022 OPEN MINDS Management Best Practices Institute is focused on driving organizational excellence and world-class performance in serving consumers with the most complex needs. The institute goes past theory and policy — and provides a deep dive into the field-tested management best practices needed for sustainability and success.

Here are the top 10 reasons why you (and your management team) should attend!

  1. Gain payer perspectives on where Anthem and Beacon are headed from our keynote, M. Lauren Sims, Payment Innovation Director at
    Beacon Health Options, in Scratching The Surface Of What Value-Based Performance Can Be – Beacon’s Proposed Path Forward
  2. Discover how to create mutually beneficial partnerships with health plans, including Magellan Health and Beacon Health Options,
    in Developing A ‘Winning’ Health Plan Contract By Selling On Performance – Engaging Payers Through Quality Performance
  3. Learn more about new “whole person” approaches to children’s services from April Hamilton, the Executive Deputy Director of the
    New York State Department of Health in her keynote, Integrated Care Models For Children: What Is Working In New York & Beyond
  4. Understand more about the challenges and opportunities with the newly launched 988 system from Wendy Martinez Farmer, Chief
    Executive Officer of Beacon Health Options’ Georgia Collaborative ASO, in her keynote 988 Is The New 911: Beacon Is Answering
    The Call In The Crisis Response Movement
  5. Learn how to negotiate better contracts with health plans – and succeed with value-based reimbursement in our pair of three-hour crash
    course seminars: Best Practices In Marketing, Negotiating & Contracting With Health Plans and Succeeding With Value-Based
  6. Sharpen your executive team’s “turbulence playbook” with a wide range of executive sessions, including:
    • Improving ‘Your Brand’ – Marketing Best Practices For Improving The Perception Of Your Organization
    • Consistency Matters – How To Assure Consistency In Clinical Decision Support & Clinical Service Delivery
    • Building A ‘Financial Management Culture’ Beyond The CFO: Best Practices & Financial Systems To Improve Organizational
    Decision Making
    • Scaling Up: Best Practices In Replicating A Program In New Geographies & New Markets
  7. Hear the “real life experiences” of executives who have launched models for in-home children’s services, crisis services for children and
    youth, and managing medical/behavioral care for children with complex needs with case study presentations from St. David’s Center For
    Child & Family Development, Access Services, Pacific Clinics, Devereux, and The Children’s Institute
  8. In the session, The Behaviorally-Led Primary Care Practice: Addressing Six Key Elements For Successful Integration, learn more
    about adding primary care services to your service line mix from three executives who have “been there and done that” – Terros Health,
    Edgewater Health, and AltaPointe Health
  9. Have one-on-one networking time with 300+ executives from over 30 states – at our morning breakfast gatherings, end-of-day
    networking receptions, and post-lunch pick-me-up sessions
  10. Spend some downtime in Newport Beach’s Fashion Island (right across the street from the institute)

Executive Summit

The OPEN MINDS Children’s Services Executive Summit

Best Practice Seminars

Succeeding With Value-Based Reimbursement: An OPEN MINDS Executive Seminar On Organizational Competencies & Management Best Practices For Value-Based Contracts

How To Build Value-Based Payer Partnerships: An OPEN MINDS Executive Seminar On Best Practices In Marketing, Negotiating, & Contracting With Health Plans

Participate In 20+ Sessions Led By Top Industry Thought Leaders

Wendy Martinez Farmer, LPC, MBA
Wendy Martinez Farmer, LPC, MBACEO Georgia Collaborative ASO, Beacon Health Options
Kevin D. Arnold, PhD, ABPP
Kevin D. Arnold, PhD, ABPPSenior Executive Director, CCBT, Inc., A Part of Refresh Mental Health, Inc., A Part of Optum
M. Lauren Sims
M. Lauren SimsPayment Innovation Director, Beacon Health Options
Stephen J. Mihalacki
Stephen J. MihalackiSr. Director, Medical Economics | Network Analytics, Magellan Health
Tim Daley
Tim DaleyVP, Value Based Strategy, Magellan Health
Monica E. Oss
Monica E. OssChief Executive Officer, OPEN MINDS

Thank you to our Premier Partners!

Join 300+ executives, thought leaders, industry experts, and program innovators from across the country August 30th – Sept 1st for this information packed event! Register your team online today!