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For over thirty years, OPEN MINDS has been singularly focused on the sectors of the health and human service field serving complex consumers. Click to learn more about our specific expertise and experience in your market.

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Our team's unique expertise and C-Level experience differentiates OPEN MINDS from others in the field. Click to learn how our award-winning services and solutions can support your organization's goals.

OPEN MINDS is a national leader in market intelligence and management best practices focused on organizations serving consumers with chronic conditions and complex needs. Our unique approach is based on focus and synergy:

First, we stay exclusively focused on a very specific set of domains in the health and human service field - mental health, addiction treatment, chronic disease management, intellectual and developmental disabilities services, disability supports and long-term care, children's services, juvenile justice, corrections health care, and social services. We have deep knowledge of these market areas - and the $860 billion in spending in each.

Second, our unique structure and variety of services fosters a unique synergy between market intelligence and tradecraft. Our team is research-based at its core – with 40+ team members dedicated to tracking every market development, government contract, legislative change, payer, and provider organization in the field. We combine this wealth of market research with a national team of seasoned executives, subject matter experts, and strategic analysts with 'on-the-ground' management experience to provide real-world insights and solutions to the organizations we support.

For over three decades, OPEN MINDS has been the 'bridge to business success' for thousands of organizations in health and human services. We understand and interpret the implications of changing policy and changing science - and how to navigate and leverage those changes for organizational sustainability and success. Learn more about how we can help your organization by using the buttons below:

The Latest From OPEN MINDS

  • Fitting Specialty Care Into ACOs
    By Sarah C. Threnhauser, MPA 11/20/2018

    The footprint of accountable care organizations (ACO) continues to change. At the start of 2018, there are approximately 1,000 ACOs covering 32.7 million consumers—approximately 11% of the U.S. insured population (294.6 million)—under 1,477 different contracts (see After A Slow 2017, ACOs Grow & Expand Their Contracts In 2018). The coverage varies by payer. According to Leavitt Partners, about half of the 32.7 million consumers are enrolled in commercial ACOs—roughly 11% of the 186 million people enrolled in commercial insurance. As of 2018, there are eleven states with Medicaid ACO models enrolling 3.8 million individuals and representing 6.2% of total enrollment in 2018 (see The 2018 OPEN MINDS Medicaid ACO Trend Update). Finally there were 612 Medicare ACOs with more than 10.5 million beneficiaries enrolled in them, representing 17.5% of the Medicare population (see Medicare Shared…
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