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 Completes Project With Holy Cross Hospital

Discern Health recently completed a project advising Holy Cross Hospital, a community hospital in Maryland with over 400 beds, on how to reduce unplanned 30-day readmissions. Holy Cross Hospital is a ...
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Discern Health and NPC Host Webinar on Strategies to Improve Oncology Measurement

On April 26, Discern Health partnered with the National Pharmaceutical Council (NPC) to host a webinar discussing the findings of the recently published “Improving Oncology Quality Measurement in Acco...
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