David Blaisdell

David Blaisdell is a Senior Project Manager at Discern Health. David conducts research, analyzes policy, and coordinates project deliverables for Discern’s clients. He also develops customer-facing communication and collateral materials for clients based on Discern’s policy expertise. Most recently, David conducted an oncology-focused quality landscape scan to analyze gaps and opportunities for improvement in accountable care program measure sets. In addition, he developed a framework for short-term monitoring and long-term evaluation of value-based payment model effectiveness. David also supports quality strategy development for Discern’s pharmaceutical industry clients.

Prior to joining Discern, David served as a legislative aide providing staff support and constituent services in the Massachusetts House of Representatives. He also worked as a research director with Voters Count, a voter advocacy non-profit, and provided administrative support at Frederick Design Studio and Fairbank Literary Representation.

Areas of Expertise:

  • ACOs – Medicare Shared Savings Program
  • ACOs – performance measures
  • MACRA – APMs
  • MACRA – MIPS
  • Measure gap identification and filling

Education:

  • BA, Writing, Literature, and Publishing – Emerson College

Location:

  • Baltimore, MD

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