Feature Articles


Building A Strategy For ‘Dual Eligible’ Consumers With Disabilities

Feature Article | January 31, 2017
In the health and human service sector, it is often consumers with disabilities who get the most attention. Why? Consumers with physical, intellectual, and/or cognitive disabilities have complex support needs in terms of both health care and social services....

A New Strategic Puzzle: How To Prepare For MLTSS In Your State

Feature Article | January 31, 2017
The long-term services and supports (LTSS) market has undergone some major changes in recent years. States are shifting their Medicaid programs to embrace more managed long-term services and supports (MLTSS) and more home- and community-based services (see The Changing...

Strategy Considerations For Serving Consumers With Disabilities

Feature Article | January 31, 2017
Strategic health care initiatives are increasingly focusing on consumers with disabilities. The organizations undertaking them range from health plans and state legislatures looking to improved health status and lower service costs, to provider organizations attempting to balance the everyday...

The Hospice Benefit for Dually Eligible Beneficiaries

Feature Article | January 31, 2017
Editorial note: This Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) Office of Inspector General's (OIG)  Advisory Opinion No. 16-08 by Gregory E. Demske Chief Counsel to the Inspector General was posted on July 27, 2016 in response to a...

Planning For Turbulence In 2017: Advice From The Experts

Feature Article | December 22, 2016
A couple of weeks ago, in the wake of the changes on the national political scene, we asked the thoughtleaders on the OPEN MINDS team and the OPEN MINDS advisory board this question: Given the expected policy changes we...

Diversify Your Revenue Streams: Planning For Turbulence In 2017

Feature Article | December 22, 2016
A couple of weeks ago, in the wake of the changes in the national political scene, we asked the thoughtleaders on the OPEN MINDS team and on the OPEN MINDS advisory board this question: Given the expected policy changes...

Improve Your Value Equation: Planning For Turbulence In 2017

Feature Article | December 22, 2016
A couple of weeks ago, in the wake of the changes on the national political scene, we asked the thoughtleaders on the OPEN MINDS team and on the OPEN MINDS advisory board this question: Given the expected policy changes...

Management ‘Musts’ For Surviving The Present Turbulence

Feature Article | December 22, 2016
What will the next four years look like for health and human service provider organizations? That's the question on everyone's mind, but at this point, we know very little. We know what the Republican Congress tried to pass before...

Is Your Organization Nimble? Take Our Quiz

Feature Article | December 22, 2016
To be a high-performing leader, speed matters: speed of thought, speed in planning, speed in decisionmaking, and — if need be — speed in taking action when the market suddenly changes in unforeseen ways. Many organizations are slow by nature,...