Our Team

Decades of experience working to transform the health system give us the expertise of a larger firm while maintaining the responsiveness and personalized approach of a small firm.

Our staff has extensive leadership experience in health care measurement
and payment, including at CMS, NQF, NCQA and other national organizations. As experts in the field of health care, staff academic backgrounds include MDs, JDs, PhDs, MPHs, and MBAs, helping to navigate all aspects of charting a path forward to a strong quality strategy.

Specific areas of staff expertise include:

  • Quality measure development and endorsement
  • Development of measure sets
  • Alternative payment models for physicians, hospitals, and health systems (including MACRA)
  • Patient-centered care models
  • Policy research and analysis
  • Data analysis
  • Modeling and ROI analysis for innovative payment structures



Health Affairs Blog Post Highlights Discern’s Work on Serious Illness Care

Discern Partner Tom Valuck, Josh Rising of Pew Charitable Trusts, and Janet Corrigan of the Moore Foundation, recently authored a blog post for Health Affairs titled “Building Additional Serious Illne...
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Discern Health Presents Potential Measures for Catalyst for Payment Reform’s Scorecard for Payment Reform 2.0

Discern recently worked with Catalyst for Payment Reform (CPR) to develop a list of measures for CPR’s Scorecard for Payment Reform 2.0. CPR has tracked the implementation of payment reform since 2013...
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