Register for this must attend event for providers serving the Florida behavioral health and human services community. Qualifacts and other industry leaders will gather for an invitation-only executive briefing on February 14, 2018 at the Sheraton Sand Key Resort.

The event will kick off with a welcome from Qualifacts’ leadership and will be followed by a keynote presentation and session. The complete event agenda and speaker bios are included below.


9:30 am – 10:00 am ET | Introduction | Welcome From Qualifacts

10:00 am – 11:00 am ET | Keynote | Turning Value-Based Performance Contracting Into Competitive Advantage: Best Practices & Case Studies From The Field

11:15 am – 12:00 pm ET | New Perspectives | How Technology Empowers Providers To Meet Demands In A Value-Based Setting

12:00 pm – 12:30 pm ET | Discussion


Keynote Presentation

Turning Value-Based Performance Contracting Into Competitive Advantage: Best Practices & Case Studies From The Field
Today, many states have moved away from “master contracts” and fee-for-service or per diem reimbursement by instituting systems of competitive bidding and value-based contracting that involve some form of shared risk by providers. These funding approaches require a different set of strategies and competencies to be successful. In this session, Ken Carr, Senior Associate at OPEN MINDS, will take a look at best practices and case studies from the field to provide an in-depth look at how to be successful in this evolving market.


New Perspectives Session

How Technology Empowers Providers To Meet Demands In A Value-Based Setting
Looking to the future, technology is always top of mind, and technology plays an essential role in keeping up with the demands of value-based reimbursement. Behavioral health organizations rely on technology to remain efficient, effective, and competitive in the marketplace. In this session, Rachel Clemens and Mary Givens will take a closer look into how technology empowers providers to meet these demands in a value-based setting and cover trends and best practices on the horizon.


Featured Speakers

Mary Givens, MRA, Product Manager of Compliance, Qualifacts

Mary Givens, MRA, is dedicated to educating behavioral health providers about the Meaningful Use Program and helping every eligible professional attest and receive their incentive payment. Mary is the Product Manager of Compliance at Qualifacts. Prior to this role she worked for over 20 years as a LPN, Behavior Intervention Specialist, Director of Program Services, Employment Specialist, and as the Executive Director of a nonprofit. Mary has her Masters in Rehabilitation Administration from the University of San Francisco.

Rachel Clemens, MS, Director, Solution Consulting, Qualifacts

Rachel Clemens, MS, leads the Solution Consulting team at Qualifacts. She works with agencies through their EHR selection process and assists them in thinking about what their EHR needs to be able to do given the current environment of healthcare and payment reform. Prior to this role she worked in Community Mental Health Centers as a therapist, manager, and Director of Clinical Informatics. She has her Masters in Clinical Psychology from Illinois State University.

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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Sheraton Sand Key Resort
1160 Gulf Blvd, Clearwater Beach, FL 33767

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