Capabilities

Performance Measurement

Measurement is essential to focusing improvement efforts in health care. Understanding the current measurement landscape and the gaps that exist can help you better develop a successful quality strategy.

  • Measure and Payment Model Scans
  • Measure and Payment Gap Analysis
  • Measure Set Development
  • Performance Dashboards
  • Identification of and Interviews With Key Stakeholders

Value-Based Payment

Discern is experienced in the creation and analysis of shared savings models, which offer incentives for providers to lower health care costs to patient populations.

  • Return-on-investment calculators
  • Savings methodology and payment calculation
  • Payment models tied to measures
  • Shared savings structure
  • Analysis of payment model cost benefits and savings

Care Transformation

Discern works with clients to supply the technical know-how to help new health care delivery models succeed. We work directly with medical practices, health care systems, and other organizations that work to promote the use of new, innovative models.

  • Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) coaching
  • National Committee for Quality Assurance (NQCA) recognition coaching
  • Accountable Care Organization (ACO) development
  • Partnerships between health care entities and innovative new care models
Case studies

Discern and NPC Identify Improvement Strategies for Oncology Measures

Quality measures are a key element of value-based payment. Gaps in the measures used by accountable care programs to assess cancer care may ultimately lead to missed opportunities to improve quality a...
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Discern Releases Reports on Serious Illness Care

Discern has been hard at work on the topic of serious illness care. With funding from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, Discern has engaged in several projects supporting the development of commu...
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