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Discern partner Tom Valuck to lead Expert Panel at MedTech Conference

On Wednesday, September 26 at 9:20 a.m. at the MedTech Conference in Philadelphia, Tom Valuck, M.D., J.D., and expert panelists Keely Scamperle (W.L. Gore) and Peter Kelly (Abbott Laboratories) will lead an interactive discussion on “Quality Measurement Implications for Medical Technology in the Value-Based Environment.” Tom will ask Keely and Peter questions about hot topic…

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Discern expands Health Economics and Outcomes Research (HEOR) capabilities for Life Sciences clients

Health economics and outcomes research (HEOR) has long been important for health care market access outside the U.S., but it is increasingly being utilized in the U.S. as part of the movement from volume- to value-based health care. Payers are asking for more evidence of improved outcomes and lower costs to inform decisions about coverage…

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Dave Sloan, Ph.D., promoted to Senior Project Manager

Discern Health is pleased to announce the promotion of Dave Sloan to Senior Project Manager. In his five years at Discern, Dave has successfully managed a wide array of value-based health care projects and grown his expertise in health care policy and research. Dave excels at providing qualitative and quantitative analyses of client data sets…

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NAM Clinical Decision Support Publication cites Discern Health recommendations to ONC

August 2018 A Discern Health report on clinical decision support (CDS) was cited in a recent report published by the National Academy of Medicine (NAM). The NAM report, Optimizing Strategies for Clinical Decision Support—Summary of a Meeting Series, summarizes findings from a series of three stakeholder meetings addressing key principles and challenges for implementing CDS tools….

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Discern Helps PAC Clients Succeed in Value-Based Programs

August 2018 The year, 2018, is a pivotal year for the implementation of value-based payment (VBP) programs for skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) and other post-acute care (PAC) and long-term care (LTC) providers. CMS has directed stakeholders throughout the health care industry to improve patient experience and population health while reducing costs. As the sector that…

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CMS Reaffirms Administration’s Commitment to Value-Based Care

August 2018 The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) published a policy statement, titled “Pathways to Success,” on changes to the Medicare Accountable Care Organization (ACO) program. In issuing the new policy statement, CMS Administrator Seema Verma said, “From the moment I became Administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, I have…

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Russ Montgomery Promoted To Vice President

July 2018 Discern Health is excited to announce the promotion of Russ Montgomery to Vice President. An expert in health policy and health care reform, Russ joined Discern in 2016. He leads projects for multiple clients focused on the development of quality measurement and value-based payment strategies. He also leads projects on data analytics, including…

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Discern Releases Moore Foundation Report On Medication Safety In Community Pharmacy

July 2018 With funding from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, Discern Health recently released a report on medication safety in community pharmacy, which includes chain and independent drug stores. The report, which was authored by Discern Senior Advisor and pharmacist Marissa Schlaifer, Vice President Russ Montgomery, and Project Manager Kaitlyn Whiton, explores the extent…

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Leadership At Discern

July 2018 DonnaSarah from Wide Angle Productions on Vimeo.

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Working At Discern

July 2018 Discern Russ Final Cut from Wide Angle Productions on Vimeo.

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Tom Valuck Introduces Quality Measures

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