Gettysburg, PA, March 07, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- OPEN MINDS has announced the details of its upcoming pre-institute executive seminar: How To Build Value-Based Payer Partnerships: An OPEN MINDS Executive Seminar On Best Practices In Marketing, Negotiating, & Contracting With Health Plans. The session will take place on August 12, 2019, from 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM, and will be led by Senior Associate at OPEN MINDS, Deb Adler. The 2019 OPEN MINDS Management Best Practices will return to the Hilton Long Beach in Long Beach, California, from August 12 – 14, 2019.

Across the country, managed care organizations are successfully delivering treatment services to large populations and doing it in a way that saves states significant sums of money. These demonstrated savings show that value-based reimbursement and managed care arrangements aren’t going anywhere, which means that executives of provider organizations must find a way to position themselves to work closely with managed care companies. In this crucial seminar, Ms. Adler will discuss:

  • How to start strategic conversations with health plans
  • How to demonstrate an organization’s value in way that will capture health plans’ interest
  • How to secure and optimize service agreements with health plans

“Having a productive relationship with a health plan requires a strategic approach,” says Ms. Adler. “This seminar will give providers the tools to develop an effective value proposition and contracting strategy that will help forge a long-term and meaningful payer relationship.”

Deb Adler brings more than 20 years of experience in executive health care roles, serving in a variety of capacities including Network Executive, Quality Management Executive and Chief Operating Officer, to the OPEN MINDS team. In her consulting role with OPEN MINDS, she works with a broad range of customers (provider organizations, payers and government programs) and focuses on collaborative care models/medical behavioral integration, provider network functions– contracting, network designs/tiering, recruitment, telehealth network implementation, and strategic planning.

The 2019 OPEN MINDS Management Best Practices Institute focuses on the clinical and management best practices executive teams need to move their organization from the concept of value-based reimbursement to success in the new financial normal. Additional information on The 2019 OPEN MINDS Management Best Practices Institute can be found at

Registration for this one-of-a-kind seminar is limited and early registration is recommended. Individual registrations for the seminar are now available and registration for the seminar is also available as part of an All-Access Institute Pass, which gives attendees access to all institute activities, seminars, and summits. Learn more about the registration options at


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

Sarah C. Threnhauser