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December 3, 2014 — Exclusive Executive Web Briefing For Members Of The Leadership Council For Children’s Services

This event has passed. Slides and video from this event can be found here.

Fee-for-service is becoming an old and outdated method of reimbursement. It is being replaced by value-based reimbursement. Pay-for-Performance and pay-for-quality is the new normal. Leadership staff need to understand what the most popular new fiscal models of reimbursement are and what factors are driving their adoption in the health and human services field. In addition, organizations need to know what competencies they need to develop to adapt to the various changing models of reimbursement.

This web briefing will help you to answer the following questions: Is your organization ready for this change? Do you have deep knowledge of the financial contracting methodologies? Are your Board of Directors and Leadership staff informed of what your organization will need to do to compete for risk-based contracts? This web briefing will give you the answers you need to be prepared.


During this 90-minute web briefing, we will focus on:


  • Drivers of pay-for-performance and risk-based contracting
  • Financial contract models: what they are and how do they work
  • Key competencies needed to shift from fee-for-service to risk-based contracting
  • Marketplace examples of risk-based contracting

This web briefing is an exclusive event for members of the Leadership Council For Children’s Services. If you are not a member and would like more information on the Leadership Council and how to become a member, please visit:

Featured Speakers

Paul Neitman, LMSW, Senior Associate, OPEN MINDS — has over 35 years of experience in the health and human service field, most recently as chief operating officer of Holy Cross Children’s Services in Michigan.  Throughout his career at Holy Cross, where he started as a treatment specialist, Mr. Neitman served in both clinical and business leadership positions.  This included executive responsibilities for two acquisitions — an inpatient substance abuse treatment organization and a counseling organization.  During these acquisition activities, he served on the due diligence committee and lead the initiative to integrate the organizations into Holy Cross.

Howard Shiffman, M.A., Senior Associate, OPEN MINDS  — Mr. Shiffman brings over thirty years of successful organizational and business experience in human service fields including expertise in executive management, strategic planning, business development, finance, marketing, market intelligence research, fundraising, and board development. For OPEN MINDS clients, Mr. Shiffman brings hands-on expertise that comes from successful management and consulting with a number of programs. He has a unique ability to “think outside of the box” when it comes to program and revenue growth, cultivating strategic partnerships and in fostering personal relationships.

Prior to joining OPEN MINDS, Mr. Shiffman successfully led a number of organizations and programs. He most recently served as chief executive officer of Griffith Centers for Children, a COA‐accredited, full service treatment program for severely troubled youth and their families. He also developed one of the first offense‐specific sex offender program in the United States.

Registration for this executive web briefing has been provided at no charge courtesy of the Leadership Council For Children’s Services.

Unable To Attend? Still register! At the conclusion of the event, all registrants will receive a recorded copy of the executive web briefing and presentation slides — regardless of attendance.

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