Ben Peck

“I enjoy getting to know each of our clients and their goals. I think the understanding that we build on the front end of each project allows us to be effective partners helping our clients achieve success as they define it.”

Ben Peck is a Project Director at Discern Health. He leads projects related to improving quality and reducing total health care costs for government, industry associations, private sector firms, and health care providers. Ben’s recent projects include advising one of the nation’s largest association of senior living providers on the creation of a comprehensive quality strategy, medical device manufactures seeking to position their products for success under value-based purchasing, and health care providers seeking to improve their care processes in order to reduce unnecessary utilization, particularly unplanned admissions and 30-day readmissions to the hospital.

Prior to joining Discern Health, Ben served on the Board of Directors of the Primary Care Coalition of Montgomery County, where he guided the creation of the organization’s budget advocacy priorities. Earlier in his career, Ben was the Health Care Lobbyist for Public Citizen where he led the organization’s work on federal health care policy.

Areas of Expertise:

  • Federal health care policy
  • Medicare payment to hospitals and physicians
  • State health care policy
  • Value-based purchasing
  • Quality improvement/Health system transformation


  • PhD, Health Care Policy – Rutgers University
  • BA, Social Sciences –University of California, Berkley


  • Baltimore, MD

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