Post-Institute Seminar Presentations


Day One Thursday August 16
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

How To Prepare For & Succeed With Value-Based Reimbursement: An OPEN MINDS Executive Seminar On Organizational Readiness For Value-Based Contracting

Executive Seminar

Once organizations gain the competencies needed for value-based contracting and have a leadership team with the necessary skills, the next important area to focus upon is the competencies that are needed to respond to and acquire a value-based contract. To help organizations assess their readiness, OPEN MINDS has developed its population health/value-based readiness assessment tool. This tool has been used to help organizations across the country ensure their teams are prepared for value-based contracting and have all the required competencies needed for success.  Key areas of the assessment include:

  • Leadership, Organizational Infrastructure & Financial Management
  • Technology Infrastructure Functionality
  • Provider Network Management & Clinical Performance Optimization
  • Consumer Access, Service & Engagement

Ken Carr

Senior Associate, OPEN MINDS

Ken Carr brings over 20 years of finance, technology, data analysis and reporting experience in the health and human service field to OPEN MINDS. Before joining the OPEN MINDS team, he served as the Chief Financial Officer of The Centers, a community mental health center in Ocala, Florida. In this position, Mr. Carr led a realignment of the organization’s financial management functions. This included revenue cycle management, EHR bill implementation and reporting, cash management enhancement, and strategic financial analysis.

Prior to his role at The Centers, Mr. Carr served as Chief Financial Officer of Guild Incorporated, an organization providing residential and community based mental health services in St. Paul, Minnesota. As CFO, Mr. Carr led the financial, billing, IT, quality, informatics, compliance, and facilities activities. During his tenure at Guild Incorporated, Mr. Carr used his expertise in change management and business process improvement to lead the EHR implementation team, align service data reporting and financial performance, and lead the financial and data capture activities for new service initiatives.

Mr. Carr has also held the positions of Administrative Director and Finance Director at the St. Paul National Testing Laboratory, a biomedical testing facility of the American Red Cross. In those positions he oversaw activities to enhance inventory management, align financial results to industry standards, and improve financial and facilities performance through problem analysis and quality management initiatives. He also was involved in directing human resource functions during laboratory closing near the end of his tenure.

Mr. Carr earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of South Dakota, and a Master of Divinity Degree from Sioux Falls Seminary. He maintains an active CPA license with the State of South Dakota.

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