High Value Care Key to Value Based Success for Long Term Care: RowdMap, Inc. Speaks at Optimal Aging Conference with AARP, KentuckyOne Health

LOUISVILLE, Ky., June 9, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- via PRWEB - Kelly Krawiec MEd, Healthcare Analyst at RowdMap, Inc., will be speaking on how hospital and post-acute organizations can use newly released government data on populations and physicians to better calculate risk, manage the health of a population and intervene and capture the value they create to succeed in new economic models for value based care. At the event RowdMap, Inc. will being joining AARP, Humana, ResCare, Kindred Healthcare, Norton Community Healthcare Associates and KentuckyOne Health.

The presentation entitled, "Coordinated Care in Post-Acute Settings" will be delivered at the 2016 Optimal Aging Conference, on Tuesday, June 14th, 2016 at the Galt House Hotel in Louisville, KY. http://bit.ly/OptimalAging

The presentation will discuss the concept of coordinated care and how important it is in the future of healthcare, specifically in post-acute facilities. Care coordination is not imaginative; the Centers for Medicare and medicaid Services (CMS) develops programs to help build these relationships that will help make care coordination easier in value-based programs. Comprehensive Joint Replacement is a clear example of value-based care where post-acute facilities stand at a focal point of success.

RowdMap, Inc. has not only developed sub-specialty orthopedic surgery and primary care metrics to identify high and low value care, but also has started work in post-acute facility metrics. All using public data put forth by CMS and without any personal health identifiers. RowdMap Inc.'s post-acute scores look at a facilities cost per patient, readmission rate, length of stay, pain management, and staffing.

These metrics making it easier to identify post-acute facilities to partner with and reduce low value care across the board. The sub-specialty metrics RowdMap, Inc. has defined compares providers to their very unique peer groups based on practicing behaviors. Identifying the exact providers and their procedure, referral, RX, and visit footprints make it extremely helpful to provide coordinated care and build high value relationships based on the patient's needs. Low-value care represents thirty cents of every dollar spent that goes to procedures and prescriptions that do not improve outcomes and reducing low-value care and increasing high-value care are key to succeeding in value-based arrangements.

"Although often overlooked, and frequently less-sophisticated, post-acute centers represent up to seventy percent of the total cost of care and a fundamentally untapped area of opportunity in value-based care," said Kelly Krawiec, Healthcare Analyst at RowdMap, Inc.

About RowdMap, Inc:

An Ernst and Young EY Entrepreneur Of The Year® winner, RowdMap's Risk-Readiness® benchmarks help health plans, physician groups, and hospital systems identify, quantify, and reduce no-value care that physicians deliver--a central tenet of successful pay-for-value programs.

Through practice pattern and referral analysis, RowdMap's benchmarks identify the health care entities that manage unwarranted and unexpected variation in care. This variation leads to more than $850 billion in no-value care annually. Payers and physicians use RowdMap's physician and population health benchmarks to create strategies that put these highest performing physicians at the center of networks and then design products, organize clinical programs, and coordinate sales and marketing around them. RowdMap's platform comes preloaded with benchmarks for every physician, hospital, and zip code in the United States--no IT integration required. RowdMap's Risk-Readiness® Platform works across all market segments and has significantly larger returns than traditional medical economics approaches.

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