Is Your Organization Managed Care Ready? OPEN MINDS Announces New Executive Seminar Coming This August In Long Beach, CA

Gettysburg, PA, July 18, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- OPEN MINDS recently announced the details of their most recent executive seminar, Is Your Organization Managed Care Ready? An OPEN MINDS Executive Seminar On Provider Organization Planning & Positioning For Success. The seminar will be held on August 14, 2018, at the Hilton Long Beach Hotel in Long Beach, California. The seminar will be led by OPEN MINDS Senior Associate, Richard Louis, III, who will discuss essential best management practices and the internal departmental supports necessary to succeed in a high volume and outcomes driven managed care environment.

“More and more community mental and social service organizations are finding it necessary to diversify their payer mix and embracing local contract opportunities to serve health plan and managed care members,” says Mr. Louis. “Knowing your organizations ability to operationally meet payer expectations in a managed care environment is critical to sustaining fiscally viable treatment and coordinated care services that produce meaningful outcomes and long-term client resiliency in outpatient settings.”

In this seminar, attendees will discuss:

  • Core themes related to customer centric intake and admission processes to ensure maximum client visits and reduce “no show rates”
  • Development of winning marketing strategies and account management to drive and maintain maximum referral volume
  • Customer focused care coordination for effective continued stay reviews, treatment updates and discharge planning

Richard Louis, III, brings extensive experience in both public and for-profit behavioral healthcare administration and business development to the OPEN MINDS team. He is currently the Senior Vice President of Business Development and Managed Care Operations at ANKA Behavioral Health, Inc. and has recently served as Vice President of Health Integration and Behavioral Health Services for Healthcare Innovators, LLC (HI). For his entire professional biography, click here.

The seminar will kick off the week’s event at The 2018 OPEN MINDS Management Best Practices Institute, which is the only national event focused on moving innovation to action, by providing the management and clinical best practices every executive needs to improve the service system for consumers with complex conditions. For four days, 300+ executives and 20 innovative exhibitors will gather in Long Beach to discuss the emerging clinical and management best practices needed for organizational sustainability in value-based reimbursement arrangements.

Additional Executive Seminars and Summits that will be featured at the Institute include:

Early registration is recommended for this Institute as seating is limited. Online registration is available online at:

For additional questions and inquiries, please contact Sarah Threnhauser, 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