The Health Plan Partnership Summit

The OPEN MINDS Health Plan Partnership Summit: An Assessment Of Payer Partnership Priorities In The Next Normal

August 26, 2021 | 8:00am – 4:00pm PT

As we move into the post pandemic next normal of 2022, health plan priorities are being reshaped to meet new challenges of the changing health and human services landscape. Health plans are facing growing price pressure from private and public clients – and repositioning to meet that challenge through mergers and acquisitions, adopting new tech solutions, and better aligning network provider incentives. This shifting market landscape is creating new opportunities for win-win payer-provider partnerships.

For provider organization executives, understanding the dynamics of the health plans in their market is the key to creating preferred health plan relationships. The question executives are asking themselves is ‘how?’ We will explore the answer to that question in this engaging summit designed to help executives understand the new needs of payers, reposition existing service lines through payer-oriented solution marketing, and build mutually beneficial health plan partnerships.

This summit’s agenda will include a market briefing on the state of payer system realignment, informative case studies with key opinion leader executives, thought leader discussions, and interactive dialogue with attendees.



8:00am – 9:00am: Registration/Breakfast

9:00am – 10:00am: Welcoming/Introduction/Keynote, including the OPEN MINDS 9-step partnership process seminar
Cathy Gilbert, Senior Associate, OPEN MINDS
Richard Louis, III, Senior Associate, OPEN MINDS

10:00am – 11:00pm: Case Study #1

Eric Hunter, President & Chief Executive Officer, CareOregon

11:00am – 12:00pm: Case Study #2

Eleanor Castillo Sumi, Ph.D., BCBA-D, Vice President of Research and Program Development, Uplift Family Services

12:00pm – 1:00pm: Lunch & Learn Sponsored By Netsmart

1:00pm – 2:00pm: Case Study #3

Peter J. Davidson, Chief Executive Officer, Windstone Health Services

2:00pm – 3:00pm: Case Study #4

3:00pm – 4:00pm: Executive Roundtable