The Institute for the Delivery of High-Value Care Brings together Leading Providers and Payers to Deliver Affordable, High-Value Care

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100 Representatives from more than 50 Leading Health Plans, Hospitals and Provider Systems across the United States Gathered at RowdMap’s Institute for the Delivery of High-Value Care to Learn and Share the Practical Applications for Delivering Affordable, High-Value Care

The Institute for the Delivery of High-Value Care held its Spring Session. 100 representatives from 50 leading payers and providers across the country gathered together in Louisville, Kentucky to learn and share the practical applications of delivering affordable, high-value care.  Clinical, business and operational leaders focused on how to keep care affordable by aligning payment, delivery practice and organizational culture around population health and value-based care. More information can be found here:

The Institute brings together payers and providers, often in the same markets.  “The Institute was a great platform to discuss cultural change through listening to and sharing with others around what they are doing, what successes and challenges occurred, what was learned. Having providers and plans hear the same message on culture change and low-value care was powerful and created great networking and collaboration opportunities that will last.” said Dr. John Smith, Lead Medical Director, Quality-Based Networks, Blue Cross Blue Shield North Carolina.  This sentiment was shared by leading providers in the same market.  “It’s rewarding to be a part of a community of peers where the interactions are about sharing and learning, not selling and lecturing.  RowdMap’s focus on reducing low-value care at the Institute for the Delivery of High-Value Care can play an important part in helping provider organizations and health plans in the same market figure out how to transition successfully into new payment and delivery models,” said Dr. Jennifer Brady, CEO, Carolinas Physician Alliance.


Delivering high-value care requires information and working across different parts of the delivery system and different types of provider groups.  “The Institute was a great collaborative of plans and providers finding ways to things more effectively.  RowdMap’s ability to look at data objectively and change the conversation to one of high value (and not unit costs) will help transform the way payment models work,” said Kevin Manneman, Chief Executive Officer of St. Joseph Heritage Healthcare Medical Group.  This sentiment was shared with the group’s broader network.  “It was a great opportunity to collaborate with RowdMap, Payers and Providers. Starting the conversation related to value-based reimbursement and educating everyone in attendance about High and Low-value care will finally move us all in the direction to succeed in a value-based model,” said Dr. Robert Del Junco, Vice President and Senior Medical Director, Affiliated Networks St. Joseph Heritage Healthcare.

Delivering high-value care is a focus for health plans in different markets, with different stakeholders across the delivery system.  “Beyond getting a deeper understanding of the various ways in which RowdMap is being used, the event was also great because we got to have candid conversations between researchers, providers and health plans on how to solve our health care dilemma,” said Dr. Matt Collins, Vice President of Clinical Integration at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Rhode Island.  High-value care is a key to affordable care across lines of business.  “As a provider-owned, Medicaid organization focused on health and quality of life for our members, we are increasingly challenged to reduce unnecessary services to ensure that Kentucky families have access to the high-value care that they need.  We are grateful for the national community RowdMap has brought to our state at the Institute for the Delivery of High-Value Care in order to discuss ways to identify and reduce low-value care,” said John Burich, Vice President of Strategy and Business Development at Passport Health Plan.  High-value care is a key to payer-provider alignment.  “The Institute helped align the high-value care conversation across diverse stakeholders and emphasized a framework we can use to create win-win relationships with our provider partners,” said Jonathan Ryskamp, Provider Analytics and Insights, Humana.