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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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Leadership At Discern

July 2018

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Working At Discern

July 2018

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Discern Welcomes Three New Project Analysts

June 2018

Discern is excited to announce the addition of three new project analysts to our growing staff. Tess Donckels (MPH, Johns Hopkins University), Palak Patel (MHA, Penn State University), and Rachael Peroutky (MPH, Johns Hopkins University) each bring experience in research along with their master’s degrees in public health to Discern. We are already impressed with…

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Discern Partners With Wide Angle Youth Media To Launch Video Series

June 2018

Discern has partnered with a local Baltimore non-profit that cultivates and amplifies the voices of Baltimore youth through film and media. Under the direction of Wide Angle Youth Media, Discern Partners Guy D’Andrea and Tom Valuck filmed short vignettes describing Quality Measures and Innovative Payment Models. To learn more about Wide Angle Youth Media, their events,…

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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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