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

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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