RowdMap, Inc. to Speak at Health Datapalooza on How Payers and Providers Are Actively Using Public Data to Move to from Fee for Service to Value Based Care

WASHINGTON, DC, May 8, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — via PRWEB – Ashley Distler and Bryant Hutson, Senior Client Strategists at RowdMap, Inc. will be speaking about how RowdMap, Inc. has leveraged public health data to help payers and providers transition to risk and experienced success at a large scale in 48 states, covering 100MM patients and members.

Public health data is well known for providing value to healthcare companies including national benchmarks on health plan and provider performance. Public health data creates notable opportunity for organizations. Many companies combine their own internal data assets with public government data to gain greater visibility into a business problem, and thereby transform the public data into a different category of information.

The presentation will feature key examples of how both payers and providers are actively using public, unrestricted population health data to make key business decisions to transition to value with RowdMap’s Risk-Readiness tool.

RowdMap, Inc. successfully uses public data to identify, quantify and reduce no-value care, which is necessary to thrive in any value based model.

One of our country’s most significant challenges is the 30 cents of every dollar to goes to low-value care, or care that doesn’t produce any better outcomes than lower-cost, lower risk alternatives. Low value care accounts for $850BB a year or 3% of GDP and historically has been driven by Fee for Service billing.

The promise of data liberation was for new businesses to solve major challenges, and, while there’s been plenty of aspiration and hype, after seven years, meaningful success stories are few and far between.

One notable exception is RowdMap, Inc., an Ernst and Young EY Entrepreneur Of The Year® winner, that uses public HHS data to help providers and payers reduce low value care.

RowdMap’s clients use HHS data to move from FFS in 48 states, covering 102MM patients and members across provider organizations of all types and payers in exchange/marketplace, commercial, Medicare, Medicaid. RowdMap’s clients includes payers in all lines of business (Marketplace / Exchange, Commercial, Medicare Advantage and Medicaid) and providers in all shapes and sizes (Clinically Integrated Networks, Primary Care Provider Groups, Speciality Provider Groups, Accountable Care Organizations). RowdMap is also the official partner of US News and World Report, publisher of Best Doctors and Best Hospitals.

The presentation will be featured during an exclusive breakfast event at the 7th Annual Health Datapalooza conference on Tuesday, May 10, 2016 at the Grand Hyatt Washington in Washington D.C.

Health Datapalooza is the gathering place for people and organizations creating knowledge from data and pioneering innovations that drive health policy and practice. The Health Datapalooza conference is hosted by AcademyHealth and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Health Datapalooza is focused on liberating health data, and bringing together the companies, startups, academics, government agencies, and individuals with the newest and most innovative and effective uses of health data to improve patient outcomes. Keynote speakers include Vice President of the United State Joe Biden; Sylvia Mathews Burwell, Secretary of Health and Human Services, US Department of Health and Human Services; Patrick Conway, MD, Deputy Administrator for Innovation and Quality and CMO, Director, Center for Clinical Standards and Quality (CCSQ) and Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI), CMS; and Andy Slavitt, Acting Administrator, CMS.

“Everyone gets really excited about the next big fitness tracker or a new iPad app to reduce readmissions. There is so much more opportunity to improve the system by reducing unwarranted variation. This variation accounts for 30 cents of every dollar and we can tell you where it exists. It is incredibly meaningful work and it’s all based on publicly available data. We applaud HHS’s continuous release of open data alongside innovations in payment incentives to create market disruption,” said Bryant Hutson, Senior Client Strategist, RowdMap, Inc.

Those interested in learning more are encouraged to contact RowdMap, Inc. directly or visit RowdMap, Inc. at Booth #30 during the 2016 Health Datapalooza Conference on Monday and Tuesday, May 9-10, 2016 at the Grand Hyatt Washington in Washington D.C.

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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