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Discern VP Quoted In The Minnesota Star Tribune

November 2018

Russ Montgomery was recently called on by the Minnesota Star Tribune to comment about the long-term value and costs associated with new diabetes pumps and monitors. Russ has worked on several projects related to the value of medical devices in diabetes and other chronic conditions, and his inclusion in this article is clear recognition of…

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Discern Partner Tom Valuck To Lead Expert Panel At MedTech Conference

September 2018

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 issues they have faced as quality leaders…

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Discern expands Health Economics and Outcomes Research (HEOR) Capabilities For Life Sciences clients

September 2018

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

September 2018

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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Guy D’Andrea Speaks About Innovative Payment Models

September 2018

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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. The NAM…

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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 serves many…

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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 been committed…

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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 developing shared…

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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 of the…

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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 vol...
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Guy D’Andrea Speaks About Innovative Payment Models

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