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About the Authors

The Physician Performance Measurement & Reporting Chapter was co-written by Guy D'Andrea and Allison Doyle -- both with Discern Consulting.

Discern Consulting is a health policy consulting organization that focuses on the intersection of incentives and health system performance. Working with purchasers, providers, and other stakeholders, Discern develops and implements innovative incentive strategies that encourage providers and patients to achieve the best possible health outcomes. Through its project management, policy analysis, and program design services, the Discern team has directly supported value-based health care reform strategies in more than 15 states.

Guy D'Andrea is the president of Discern, which he founded in 2004. Allison Doyle is a project director at Discern.

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The extent to which care delivered by a physician conforms to evidence-based guidelines, based on their adherence to evidence-based guidelines and/or the health of the patient population they manage.