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Deborah Adler Joins OPEN MINDS Consulting Practice

193 Days ago

Gettysburg, PA, April 05, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- OPEN MINDS announced the addition of industry thought leader and value-based contracting expert, Deborah (Deb) Adler, to its national consulting practice. Ms. Adler joins OPEN MINDS’ team of 150+ senior advisors, subject matter experts, and research analysts with specific expertise in the health and human service markets serving complex consumers.

Deb Adler is well-known and respected for her recent leadership at Optum/UnitedHealth Group, where she led the development of the nation’s largest, performance-tiered behavioral health network- including the largest telemental health network, as well as the largest medication-assisted treatment network. During her work with Optum, Ms. Adler was responsible for all network strategy and service functions- including provider relations, provider performance, network implementations, contracting and pricing. An innovator known for her ability to execute results, Deb Adler has demonstrated experience facilitating network designs and benefit plan approaches that achieve both quality outcomes and health care cost savings. She has a wealth of experience and a keen understanding of the unique customer requirements across all lines of business- commercial, employer, Medicare, Medicaid, and military.

“I am thrilled that Deb Adler will be joining our team and leading our practice’s work with payers, health plans, and providers around value-based financing and value-based reimbursement,” said Monica E. Oss, the chief executive officer of OPEN MINDS. “The move to linking reimbursement and performance is the most disruptive strategic development in the health and human service field in the past decade. Bringing the best practice models to the transformation of the care financing and care delivery is the focus of the work that Ms. Adler will be leading for our customers.”

Prior to serving as the Senior Vice President of Network Strategy for Optum/UnitedHealth Group, Deb Adler held multiple leadership roles at ValueOptions, Inc. (now Beacon Options), including Executive Vice President, National Network Operations and Chief Operating Officer, Health Plan Division. Her past consulting work spans a broad range of customers (provider organizations, payers and government programs) as well as topics including: collaborative care models/medical behavioral integration, provider network functions, contracting, network designs, and recruitment and reimbursement strategies.

“As an avid reader and user of OPEN MINDS content for many years, I am excited to be part of the strong consultant practice team at OPEN MINDS,” said Deb Adler. “I’ve always viewed OPEN MINDS executive education as the “go to” events in the industry, so I am thrilled to be able to support OPEN MINDS clients in their quest for innovative reimbursement approaches that align incentives and reward value.”

For additional questions and inquiries, please contact Tim Snyder, Executive Vice President, OPEN MINDS at 717-334-1329 or tsnyder@openminds.com.



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 www.openminds.com.

Tim Snyder