RowdMap, Inc. and U.S. News Partner to Help Consumers Make More Informed Decisions

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RowdMap, Inc. announces a collaboration with U.S. News & World Report, publisher of Best Hospitals for more than 25 years. The partnership will help consumers make more informed health care decisions and avoid excess costs and potential risks from no-value and low-value care.

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While the health delivery system has been identifying no-value care to succeed in risk, little of this information has been available to patients until now.

RowdMap, Inc. announces a collaboration with U.S. News & World Report to help consumers make more informed health care decisions and avoid excess costs and potential risks from no-value and low-value care.

The partnership employs RowdMap Inc.'s Risk-Readiness® Benchmarks on doctors. These benchmarks provide information on medical treatments that provide no better outcomes than lower risk and lower cost alternatives, known as low-value or no-value care. The unwarranted variation in provider practice patterns extends across the broader healthcare ecosystem covering primary care physicians, specialists, hospitals and skilled nursing facilities. http://goo.gl/jlpJWP

Leading providers and payers are focusing efforts to identify, quantify and reduce no-value care, which accounts for thirty cents of every dollar spent. While no-value care drove billing in the Fee for Service economic model of care, success in the pay for value and shared risk models for both payers and providers comes from mitigating this unwarranted variation.

“Up until recently, unwarranted variation was almost exclusively an academic concept. And, while the health delivery system has been identifying no-value care to succeed in risk, little to none of this information has been available to consumers and patients. This collaboration helps empower patients to help them to make better decisions,” said Melanie Rosenthal, CEO of RowdMap, Inc.

Consumers exploring Best Hospitals or Doctors at http://www.usnews.com will have information on treatments by geographic region in order to see if physicians in their markets tend to over or under-treat patients.

About RowdMap, Inc.

An Ernst and Young EY Entrepreneur Of The Year® winner, RowdMap, Inc.’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.

For more information, please visit http://www.RowdMap.com

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