Executive Briefings


Defining Post-Acute In The Era Of Value-Based Care

Executive Briefing | February 24, 2018
Reducing acute inpatient care bed days and reducing inpatient readmissions are the focus of almost all performance incentive plans in the emerging value-based reimbursement models (see Value-Based Reimbursement—The Numbers Are In). But the reduction of acute care utilization requires...

Will Consumers Find You After Google Implements Mobile-First Indexing?

Executive Briefing | February 22, 2018
As the world’s leading search engine, Google gets to set the rules and we all play by them. This matters because 77% of consumers research provider organizations online before making a health care decision and 44% of people researching...

Life Expectancy As Our Key Performance Indicator

Executive Briefing | February 21, 2018
What became clear last week during the many discussions at The 2018 OPEN MINDS Performance Management Institute is that there is no agreement on “the” performance measurement set for more complex consumers. Value is measured in different ways by...

What’s The Window To Value-Based Care?

Executive Briefing | February 19, 2018
I’m still putting together my thoughts about the transition to value-based reimbursement for the specialty provider organizations serving complex consumers. I went to last week’s event, The 2018 OPEN MINDS Performance Management Institute, not quite sure where we are...

Managing The Cost Of Services—Matters Now More Than Ever

Executive Briefing | February 16, 2018
You may think that managing unit costs matters less as we move away from fee-for-service reimbursement models to value-based models – but that would be an inaccurate assumption. Value is the ratio of cost to benefit (see Improve Your...

Coordination, Care & Value-Based Contracting

Executive Briefing | February 14, 2018
What is top of mind with thought leaders who are focused on the behavioral health/physical health integration? Four words—engagement, access, availability, and partnership. That was my takeaway from the recent discussion with Charles Gross, Ph.D. the Vice President Behavioral...

Defining Assisted Living

Executive Briefing | February 8, 2018
The recent GAO report, Medicaid Assisted Living Services: Improved Federal Oversight Of Beneficiary Health & Welfare Is Needed, created some waves in the field. Most of the report, and the subsequent coverage, was focused on the lack of monitoring...

Is ‘Financial Accreditation’ The Answer?

Executive Briefing | February 7, 2018
Our recent articles on the financial solvency of community-based provider organizations—If 1 In 8 Community-Based Organizations Are Insolvent, The Answer Is? and Can Small Organizations Survive?—drew many comments and suggestions from our readers. But one idea, from OPEN MINDS...

Does Paying For Value ‘Work’?

Executive Briefing | February 6, 2018
I had a recent discussion with a community hospital chief executive officer (CEO) who said that value-based reimbursement (VBR) isn’t working. At least, VBR isn’t working for her hospital. Her take—the administrative costs of managing the VBR arrangements cost...

Can Small Organizations Survive?

Executive Briefing | February 1, 2018
We’ve found that coverage of financing and reimbursement in health and human services draws a lot of comments from our members. So does the issue of insolvency. Our reporting on the recent study of the financial status of non-profit...

Is Loneliness The Overlooked Social Determinant?

Executive Briefing | January 30, 2018
A couple weeks ago I found myself in a great conversation about the future of value-based payments—a future that my colleagues and I agreed would involve social determinants of health (SDH) in some shape or form (see Paying For...

Planning For The Digital Reinvention Of Your Market

Executive Briefing | January 27, 2018
Courtesy of a flood of venture capital and private equity money, there are thousands of new digital technologies and technology-enabled services focused on the health and human service market. As these technologies gain adoption, they present a strategic challenge...