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What’s New, Going Away, & Here To Stay: A Look Forward From The OPEN MINDS & Otsuka National Payer Survey

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What’s New, Going Away, & Here To Stay: A Look Forward From The OPEN MINDS & Otsuka National Payer Survey

In 2021, Otsuka America Pharmaceutical, Inc. (OAPI) released The Third Edition Of Trends In Behavioral Health: A Reference Guide On The US Behavioral Health Financing & Delivery System (The Guide). This release focused on the OPEN MINDS survey results that came from interviews of 1,132 health plans. Top payer executives provided information on COVID-19, their current and future reimbursement strategies, digital technology strategies, consumer engagement, care coordination, and much more.

As OPEN MINDS and Otsuka prepare for the Fourth Edition of The Guide to be released in 2023, they have released a 2022 Supplement that looks at several key movements affecting behavioral health today. These forces in the market are top of mind to payers and are relevant for anyone working in the behavioral health space. One broad impact includes new competition as payers become “payviders”, the continued growth of retail health care, and other organizations no longer as bound geographically because of virtual care. Another impact is customer preference for whole-person care as it reshapes health care delivery. Also, digital health adoption in the Medicaid and Medicare populations is a movement of change in 2022.

Join OPEN MINDS and Otsuka in a conversation about the impacts and the future of behavioral health. They will open with an overview of the broad impacts on the health and human services market. Then they will revisit the 2021 payer survey results and explore how much the learnings from those are playing out today. Finally, the speakers will predict the future for 2022 and 2023 while seeking discussion with the audience.


Paul M.-Duck

Paul M. Duck

Senior Associate, OPEN MINDS & Former Vice President of Strategy & Development, Beacon Health Options

Mr. Duck currently serves as a Senior Associate at OPEN MINDS and brings over 30 years of experience in leadership and management focusing on managed care, health information technology, and strategy and business development. Before joining the OPEN MINDS team, Mr. Duck was the Vice President of Strategy & Development for Beacon Health Options, the Vice President of Business Development for Netsmart Technologies, and Chief Executive Officer for Coastal Orthopedics. Mr. Duck earned his Bachelor of Arts in Business Management from Case Western Reserve University and an Associate of Arts in Electronic Engineering Technology from the Electronic Technology Institute.

Madeline Shurtleff, PharmD (OPDC)

Managed Market Liaison

Speaker Paul Duck, Senior Associate, OPEN MINDS is a paid consultant of Otsuka Pharmaceutical Development & Commercialization, Inc.
Speaker Madeline Shurtleff, PharmD is an employee of Otsuka Pharmaceutical Development & Commercialization, Inc.


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