Gettysburg, PA, May 16, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- OPEN MINDS announced that Deb Adler, Senior Associate, will deliver TNCO ACTS’ one day educational seminar, “Partnerships, Collaborations, and Mergers: Toolkit Essentials for Challenging Times,” on June 19, 2018. This one-day educational seminar will focus on the changes in today’s market surrounding partnerships, collaborations, and mergers, and how organizations can navigate through the coming changes of value-based reimbursement.

“Value-based reimbursement can be both exciting and intimidating for providers,” said Deb Adler, Senior Associate of OPEN MINDS. “On one hand, being paid based on the value you bring to improving the outcomes for consumers is refreshing, but understanding the “nuts and bolts” of effectively delivering in this new reimbursement model can be daunting. The goal of the training will be to help Tennessee community provider agencies prepare for value-based reimbursements that help enhance their revenue model and help the community organizations navigate the new language and operational requirements of value-based reimbursement.”

“This special educational offering, “Partnerships, Collaborations, and Mergers: Toolkit Essentials for Challenging Times” is a great opportunity for community provider organizations,” said Robin Atwood, Executive Director, TNCO ACTS. “Learning how to band together legally with other provider agencies can help them thrive as Tennessee’s waiver system moves closer to complete managed care.”

Ms. Adler brings more than 20 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. Before joining the OPEN MINDS team, Ms. Adler served as the Senior Vice President of Network Strategy for Optum (now UnitedHealth Group), where she was responsible for behavioral health network development, contracting, and strategy for over 185,000 providers. To view Deb Adler’s entire professional biography, please visit:


TNCO ACTS is a private foundation in Nashville, Tennessee, which is dedicated to providing educational opportunities to people working in the field of I/DD service delivery. To learn more, please contact Robin Atwood, Executive Director at:


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

Tim Snyder