Deb 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. Her consultant work with OPEN MINDS spans a broad range of customers (provider organizations, payors, and government programs) and topics, including collaborative care models/medical behavioral integration, provider network functions– contracting, network designs/tiering, recruitment, telehealth network implementation, and strategic planning. In addition, Ms. Adler has a special interest in helping technology-enabled providers in “go-to-market” strategies and streamlining network functions. Since entering the managed behavioral health care field, she has become an industry-recognized leader in value-based contracting and alternative payment models. An innovator known for her ability to execute results, she has facilitated network designs and benefit plan approaches that achieve both quality outcomes and healthcare cost savings. Ms. Adler has served as the Senior Vice President of Network and Quality at Talkspace. Before that she was 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.
Ms. Adler received her Master’s degree in educational psychology and evaluation from the Catholic University of America and is a Certified Professional in Health Care Quality (CPHQ).