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Gettysburg, Pa. (January 6, 2019) – OPEN MINDS announced the final agenda and faculty for the highly anticipated executive summit, The OPEN MINDS Health Plan Partnership Summit: A Guide To Developing & Negotiating Partnership Agreements With Health Plans. This executive summit will be held on February 13, 2019 from 9:00am – 4:00pm prior to The 2019 OPEN MINDS Performance Management Institute at the Sheraton Sand Key Resort in Clearwater, Florida.

Throughout the day, attendees will hear case study presentations led by health plan executives who will discuss how their organizations are managing the shift to value-based care; what they are looking for from their provider organization partners in terms of performance and program models; and examples of current provider organization partnerships. The day will wrap up with a town hall discussion where attendees will have the opportunity to talk with the health plan presenters, ask questions about their partnership opportunities, and discuss their perspective on the future of the value-based care market.

Deb Adler, Senior Associate with OPEN MINDS, will lead the summit. Ms Adler brings years of experience in executive health care roles, serving in a variety of capacities including network executive, quality management executive and chief operating officer, to the OPEN MINDS team.

Featured speakers include:

  • Kelly Champ, Vice President of Network Strategy and Innovation for Optum In his role, Mr. Champ is responsible for coordinating all recruitment, contracting, and provider services for a network of over 40,000 providers, and 900 behavioral health facilities assuring members have access to quality providers and a broad continuum of care.
  • Matt Miller, Senior Vice President, Public Sector, Magellan Healthcare Mr. Miller has over 20 years of experience in the health care industry, focusing on overall operations, business development and provider network development and management.
  • Charles Gross, Ph.D., Vice President, Behavioral Health, Anthem, Inc. Dr. Gross has has many years of clinical and operational managed care experience in the public and private sectors, includes: direct clinical work with the Health and Hospital Corporation of New York, extensive private practice experience, clinical and management experience with Kaiser Permanente, ValueOptions, United Health and Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield.

Details on the summit and the featured speakers can be found online by clicking here.

Registration for this one-of-a-kind program is limited to 100 executives. Any executive purchasing an All-Access Institute Pass to The 2019 OPEN MINDS Performance Management Institute has access to this summit. Individual registrations for the summit are available for $300. Learn more about registration options at

This year’s summit will take place one day before the start of The 2019 OPEN MINDS Performance Management Institute. The institute will focus on the performance management tools executives need for success in a market dominated by value-based reimbursement.

For additional questions and inquiries, please contact Sarah Threnhauser, Executive Vice President, OPEN MINDS or Stacey Cotton, Institute Director, Education Programs at 717-334-1329 or



OPEN MINDS is a national market intelligence and strategic advisory firm focused on the sectors of the health and human service field serving consumers with chronic conditions and complex support needs. Founded in 1987 and based in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, the 175+ associates provide market insights and innovative management solutions designed to improve operational and strategic performance. Learn more at

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