June 3, 2019 - Sheraton New Orleans Hotel, New Orleans, Louisiana

Giving executives the strategies and tools needed to navigate and thrive in today’s changing intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) landscape.

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In a market shifting to managed care, provider organizations serving consumers with intellectual/developmental disabilities (I/DD) are facing new challenges. Medicaid managed care for the I/DD population is sweeping across the country, along with other funding changes from grants and fee-for-service, to Medicaid waivers and value-based payments. These new oversight and funding models are putting pressure on I/DD providers, forcing executives to think outside the box in terms of financing, managing performance, and technology. While nationwide standards still do not exist today, successful executives are recognizing emerging best practices and moving forward with bold new entrepreneurial strategies, realizing that now is not the time to be risk averse.
Balancing self-direction and consumer-focused care with the push for greater care coordination and improved performance outcomes is forcing provider organizations to explore new service delivery options, develop new strategies for sustainability, and build new partnerships across the care continuum.
The 2019 I/DD Executive Summit is designed to give executive teams the strategic tools they need to build sustainable organizations in a value-based world. This year, the Summit is focused on helping organizations build a business model focused on improving performance outcomes, preserving consumer self-direction, and exploring new partnerships across the care continuum.


CapGrow Partners


  • This summit was informative for anyone trying to navigate the changing policies that affect people with I/DD.
  • Thank you for organizing a fabulous opportunity for learning and networking with colleagues and leaders, all focused on creating a better future for our communities.
  • Relevant and timely information focused on taking action(s) NOW to prepare for the ongoing changes to the I/DD sector. Learning from the experiences of others while gaining insight into the reform of Medicaid and ‘the system’ was extremely valuable for our organization.
  • It was refreshing to hear from people that were determined to cause action and solve problems instead of those who only vented their hardships without proposing any solutions.
  • It was rare to attend an event where leadership was so engaged and encouraged to speak with their peers.

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8:00 am


9:00 am

Welcome & Opening Remarks

9:15 am

From Managed Care Planning To Execution – The Future Of Financing & Service Delivery Models For The I/DD Market

10:15 am

Snack Break Sponsored by Core Solutions, Inc.

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10:45 am

New Directions & New Business Models: Building A Wholistic Care Model For The I/DD Population

Panel Discussion

After several years of seeing managed care on the horizon for the intellectual/developmental disabilities market, we are now seeing many states take the first steps with implementations and plans for the future. These changing financial models requires changes in the business model. Provider organizations are expanding in new directions to provide more wholistic care and position themselves for accepting a different role with both health plans and government partners, as well as the families and persons served. In this session, we’ll talk to a panel of provider organizations who have built a wholistic approach to care for the I/DD population, or partnered with physical health provider organizations in an effort to create a new value proposition for the people served.

  • Tine Hansen-Turton
    President & Chief Executive Officer
    Woods Services
  • Jeff Klimaski
    President & COO
    The Columbus Organization
  • Tonya Copeland
    Vice President, IDD Services & Employment & Community First CHOICES
12:15 pm

Lunch Sponsored by Therap Services

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1:30 pm

New Skills For A New Market: Quality Systems & Performance Management

Panel Discussion

Providers of home- and community-based services have largely been managed by legislated systems with highly specific regulations. Often these requirements are only tangentially related the health and wellbeing of the persons being served. However, the shift to value-based payment opens up a larger and more wholistic view of the needs and desires of the intellectual/developmental disability population. This change is both an opportunity and a challenge. What are the key indicators of health in this population? How do we report on those indicators? What changes are needed in management and training systems to assure we are involved in continuous improvement? These areas represent new and undiscovered territory for our programs and staff. In this session, our panel will discuss these questions and offer their perspective on the future of performance management in serving the I/DD community.

3:00 pm

Happy Half-Hour

Executive Networking Event

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3:30 pm

The New Strategy For Sustainability: How To Prepare Your Organization For A Risk-Based, Community-Focused I/DD Market

More consumers with I/DD are covered by home- and community-based services (HCBS) waivers. More complex consumer populations are getting health care needs met via Medicaid managed care plans. More long-term services and supports are being moved to managed care. This is the reality of our current market. For provider organizations, this demands a new business model build on the development of new administrative competencies to manage risk and build new partnerships, a fundamental redesign of service delivery capabilities to incorporate more HCBS, and new technology capabilities. In this closing keynote session, OPEN MINDS chief executive officer Monica E. Oss will discuss the key trends that are shaping the landscape for provider organizations serving complex consumers and offer her best practice model for building a strategy for sustainability in a changing market.

  • Monica E. Oss
    Monica E. Oss
    Chief Executive Officer & Senior Associate
4:30 pm

Executive Networking Reception

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Until the next I/DD event begins in New Orleans 2019.


Sheraton New Orleans Hotel

500 Canal St, New Orleans, New Orleans 70130

To reserve a room at the event hotel:Reserve your room by May 10, 2019 and mention OPEN MINDS Strategy & Innovation Institute to get the discounted group rate of $212/night!

Reserve by phone at 504-525-2500 or 888-627-7033

Reserve online here

OPEN MINDS has not authorized other outside companies to negotiate rates, so do not provide any credit card info or details to anyone other than the official OPEN MINDS hotel contacts.


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