MAP Announces New VP of Provider Network Development

July 2, 2018  

MAP Health Management appoints new VP to assist in growing its treatment provider partnerships

July 2, 2018, Austin, TX - MAP Health Management announced today the recent hiring of Joel Rusher as Vice President of Provider Network Development. Joel is based in Florida and is responsible for growing MAP’s payer-driven partnerships with addiction treatment providers primarily in the southeastern region of the United States. MAP has made significant progress contracting with health insurance plans throughout the country to deliver its tech-enabled and scalable peer recovery support services and outcomes tracking for individuals and families seeking long-term recovery from addiction.

Joel has had a long and successful career in the addiction treatment industry with organizations such as Recovery Unplugged, Sunspire Health, and Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation. Joel will leverage his more than 15 years of experience in the addiction treatment space to facilitate long-term strategic partnerships with both addiction treatment facilities and hospital systems to provide post-discharge peer recovery support to patients after they leave the acute provider’s care. Through delivery of peer recovery support services, MAP also collects and structures clinical treatment outcomes data which is being utilized by health insurance plans to inform value-based care and other alternative payment models in the addiction treatment field.

“MAP is thrilled to have Joel onboard. With Joel’s deep experience and relationships in the addiction treatment field, he will be instrumental in helping the company strategically expand delivery of peer services and improve outcomes.” Said Jared Smith, Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing at MAP.

About MAP Health Management, LLC.

From its inception in 2011, MAP’s mission has been to improve outcomes for the millions of people annually diagnosed and treated for the chronic disease of addiction, formally referred to as Substance Use Disorder. MAP delivers a much-needed long-term support model by deploying a suite of proprietary solutions including tech-enabled peer recovery support services, an adaptive engagement framework, outcomes reporting, and predictive analytics – all designed to improve health outcomes for individuals and reduce preventable healthcare cost. For more information, visit