Open Minds

October 10, 2016 11:05 ET

Molina Healthcare, Memorial Health System & Chestnut Health Systems to Lead Free Online Forum on Key Strategies for Reducing Hospital Readmissions

OPEN MINDS to Host Special Web-Based Event on October 25, 2016 in Collaboration With CMT, a Relias Learning Company

GETTYSBURG, PA--(Marketwired - October 10, 2016) - In an era of value-based purchasing and health care cost containment, high readmission rates have become a distinguishing mark of health care inefficiency -- and reducing these high rates is now a focus of Federal and state government efforts. Central to reducing avoidable readmissions is improving the use of data analytics to deliver efficient, evidence-based care to individuals following a discharge. High-performing analytics platforms can produce actionable reports to be used as decision support throughout the care management process -- from risk identification and stratification that defines the intensity of care management required, to continual reports showing adherence to treatment goals.

Join OPEN MINDS, Molina Healthcare of Illinois, Memorial Health System, and Chestnut Health Systems on October 25 at 1:30pm ET to hear how this Illinois-based behavioral health provider consortium joined together to create cost effective solutions to save Illinois payers money specifically in the area of hospital readmissions. Illinois is now in its third year of mandatory managed care, which covers 2.1 million of its 3 million Medicaid recipients. The session will provide both the providers' and payer's perspective on this arrangement including the risks, challenges, and rewards facing the payer when shared data is attempted.

Featured faculty will include:

  • Orville Mercer, MSW, Vice President of Behavioral Health, Chestnut Health Systems
  • Janice Gambach, LCSW, MPA, President, Memorial Behavioral Health and System Administrator, Memorial Health System
  • Katie Jones, MSW, LCSW, Director of Behavioral Health, Molina Healthcare of Illinois
  • Brandon Danz, Senior Associate at OPEN MINDS

During this 90-minute executive web briefing sponsored by CMT, a Relias Learning Company, attendees will:

  • Discover key strategies for creating dialogue between payers and providers for sharing data
  • Uncover tactics for using data to reduce unnecessary hospitalization
  • Identify key organizational or structural changes that may require their organization to take on shared savings for reducing hospital readmissions

To learn more about this executive web briefing, or take advantage of free online registration, please visit:

All registrants will receive (at no charge and regardless of attendance) a recording of the webinar and an electronic copy of the presentation slides at its conclusion.

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Care Management Technologies brings state-of-the-art population health management solutions to high-needs consumer groups with comorbid and multi-morbid health disorders and complex support needs. From meeting the goals of The Triple Aim, to meeting the standards of pay-for-performance contracts, CMT's innovative "behavioral health first" approach empowers the data-informed decision-making needed to go beyond standard care management and optimize the "value" of care. To learn more, visit:


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