OPEN MINDS Releases White Paper Addressing the Sustainiblity Challenges Facing Behavioral Health & Human Service Organizations in The New World of Payer Preferences


GETTYSBURG, PA, Jan. 9, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- OPEN MINDS, a leading market intelligence firm specializing in the sectors of the health and human service field serving consumers with chronic conditions and complex supports needs, released a new white paper, The Sustainability Challenges of Delivering Health & Human Services: Cost-Effective Business Models for U.S. Health & Human Service Organizations. The white paper outlines how health care payers are making fundamental changes to how they purchase services with the passage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), which includes a preference for delivery models focused on coordination of care, valued-based payment methodologies and the use of competitive bidding and selective contracting.

"I see the executive teams of many organizations – particularly smaller organizations – struggling to develop a new model for sustainability in face of a market with new success metrics," said OPEN MINDS CEO Monica E. Oss. "With limited capital to make the changes needed, senior leaders need to consider business models which include outsourced administrative functions, contracted management service arrangements, and organizational consolidation. This white paper is written for these executive teams – and their boards of directors – to put the many changes happening in the health and human service market in a strategic context."

This new OPEN MINDS white paper is available at no charge at

Additionally, this subject will be the focus on Ms. Oss' closing plenary address, "The Shifting Path to Successful Organizational Performance" at the 2014 OPEN MINDS Performance Management Institute in Clearwater, Florida from February 13-14. Space is still available to attend the conference. For more information, go to

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Source: Open Minds