The Importance Of Delivering Profound Client Value

Today’s Chief Executive feature article spotlights Discovery CEO Jason Brown‘s insights on creating a corporate culture that delivers profound client value. Jason talks about what his early work experience taught him about always staying focused on the customer and shares insights on how other CEOs can build a customer-centric culture.

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Discovery Health Partners to showcase expertise in advanced technologies and best practices for maximizing revenue and recoveries at 2019 NOPLG Conference

ITASCA, IL (April 1, 2019) – Discovery Health Partners is a Silver Sponsor of the 2019 NOPLG Conference for Blue Cross and Blue Shield plans. Discovery’s team of seasoned payment integrity experts (Booth #20) are available to discuss advancements in technologies, solutions, and best practices for subrogation and COB cost avoidance and recovery, as well as Medicare Secondary Payer (MSP) and end-stage renal disease (ESRD) premium restoration.

“Technologies that help plans proactively avoid costs, improve the accuracy of claims payments, and protect the erosion of premium revenue are advancing so quickly. It has become a serious challenge for health plan leaders to know just where to turn for the right solution for their needs,” stated Heather Rodemann, Vice President of Subrogation Operations for Discovery. “Our team is dedicated to being an innovative solutions partner for our Blues clients.”

Discovery recently announced it has signed up more than 20 plans for its new ESRD Premium Restoration solution and has helped these clients identify and restore millions in underpaid premiums.

About Discovery Health Partners

Discovery Health Partners’ mission is to deliver unique, actionable analytic insights and technology-powered solutions to help healthcare payers improve payment integrity, increase revenue optimization, and maximize efficiencies with government programs. Serving more than 60 health plans across the U.S., including six of the 10 largest U.S. health plans, Discovery has been recognized consistently for its growth—earning a spot on the Inc. 5000 list five years in a row and the Crain’s Fast 50 three times. For more information on Discovery Health Partners, go to www.DiscoveryHealthPartners.com.

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Discovery Health Partners Leads “Optimizing Revenue Beyond Risk” roundtable at 2019 RISE Summit

ITASCA, IL (March 18, 2019) — Discovery Health Partners is pleased to be a silver sponsor and roundtable presenter at the 2019 RISE Summit in Nashville. In addition to exhibiting (Booth #26), Discovery will lead the “Optimizing Revenue Beyond Risk” roundtable discussion tomorrow morning from 8:00 – 9:00 a.m. in the main exhibit hall at the Gaylord Opryland Resort.

Lyndsay Deckert, Discovery’s Director of Solution Management, Analytics & Strategy, will share insights in revenue optimization through:

“Underpaid premiums cost plans millions of dollars in lost revenue each year,” said Deckert. “We’re happy to share ideas with health plans at this year’s RISE around advanced technologies and best practices for maximizing recoveries.”

About Discovery Health Partners

Discovery Health Partners’ mission is to deliver unique, actionable analytic insights and technology-powered solutions to help healthcare payers improve payment integrity, increase revenue optimization, and maximize efficiencies with government programs. Serving more than 60 health plans across the U.S., including six of the 10 largest U.S. health plans, Discovery has been recognized consistently for its growth—earning a spot on the Inc. 5000 list five years in a row and the Crain’s Fast 50 three times. For more information on Discovery Health Partners, go to www.DiscoveryHealthPartners.com.

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2019 NOPLG conference

Discovery Health Partners is a silver sponsor for 2019 NOPLG

Date:  March 31-April 3, 2019

Location: Hyatt Regency Savannah, Georgia

The National Other Party Liability Group (NOPLG) is an organization of professionals who manage Other Party Liability (OPL) activities in Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS) Plans across the nation. This annual educational seminar is open to BCBS employees, BCBS subsidiary employees and BCBS OPL contractors.

NOPLG brings together participants for workshops, networking, and discussion of issues involving Coordination of Benefits (COB), Subrogation, Workers’ Compensation (WC), Medicare Secondary Payer (MSP), OPL Management and Over-payment Identification and Recovery.

Visit the 2019 NOPLG conference website for additional conference information.

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Discovery Health Partners signs up more than 20 health plans for its new ESRD Premium Restoration solution

ITASCA, IL (March 12, 2019) – Discovery Health Partners today announce that since the launch of its ESRD Premium Restoration solution in late 2018, more than 20 health plans ranging from large national to small regional plans have signed on for the new solution. To date, Discovery Health Partners has helped identify and restore millions in underpaid premiums for these customers.

Discovery’s ESRD Premium Restoration solution helps Medicare Advantage (MA) plans restore underpaid premiums from Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) for members with ESRD. ESRD, end-stage renal disease, is the final stage of chronic kidney disease and requires patients to undergo dialysis or a kidney transplant to survive. These treatments are expensive and require life-long care. CMS pays MA plans a significantly higher premium for each member with ESRD to help cover the higher costs of treatment. But for various reasons, CMS sometimes does not accurately identify members with ESRD. When this happens, MA plans don’t receive the higher premiums from CMS and, therefore, operate at a deficit for these members.

“MA plans are challenged with efficiently managing members with ESRD, navigating CMS processes, and working with service providers to optimize financial outcomes,” said Kevin McDonald, Vice President of Eligibility Operations at Discovery Health Partners. “Discovery is adept at navigating these complex processes, and this expertise fills a real need for clients. We are pleased to support large and small health plans through this complex process of restoring underpaid premiums and ensuring accurate premiums are received going forward.”

Discovery Health Partners’ ESRD Premium Restoration solution adds to its suite of solutions that help health payers improve revenue, avoid costs, and enhance the member experience.

About Discovery Health Partners

Discovery Health Partners’ mission is to deliver unique, actionable analytic insights and technology-powered solutions to help healthcare payers improve payment integrity, increase revenue optimization, and maximize efficiencies with government programs. Serving more than 60 health plans across the U.S., including six of the 10 largest U.S. health plans, Discovery has been recognized consistently for its growth—earning a spot on the Inc. 5000 list five years in a row and the Crain’s Fast 50 three times. For more information on Discovery Health Partners, go to www.DiscoveryHealthPartners.com.

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2019 RISE Nashville Summit

Discovery Health Partners is a silver sponsor for the 2019 RISE Nashville Summit

Date:  March 17-19, 2019

Location: Gaylord Opryland Resort, Nashville, Tennessee

The Discovery Health Partners team will be in Booth #26 and looks forward to helping health plans learn how they can optimize their revenue beyond traditional risk management programs.

Make sure to join us as our Director of Strategy, Lyndsay Deckert, presents roundtable sessions Monday morning, March 18, on “Optimizing Revenue Beyond Risk.”

Visit the RISE Nashville Summit for more information and to register using our discount code DISCOVERY15.

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Discovery welcomes Kevin McDonald as new Vice President of Eligibility Operations

Operations executive adds deep industry expertise

ITASCA, IL (March 6, 2019) — Discovery Health Partners today announce the appointment of Kevin McDonald as its new Vice President of Eligibility Operations. In this role, Kevin is responsible for Discovery’s COB and Premium Restoration lines of business.

Kevin is a senior healthcare executive who brings a wealth of payment integrity operational expertise to Discovery. He joins the company from Cotiviti, where he was responsible for strengthening client relationships. Prior to that, he spent 10 years at HMS in various senior leadership roles, including head of product management for HMS’s COB solution.

“I’m very excited to welcome Kevin to the team,” said Discovery’s CEO Jason Brown. “He possesses the right combination of operational leadership, strategic, and commercial skills that are critical for supporting our company’s goals for growth and delivering profound client value.”

About Discovery Health Partners

Discovery Health Partners’ mission is to deliver unique, actionable analytic insights and technology-powered solutions to help healthcare payers improve payment integrity, increase revenue optimization, and maximize efficiencies with government programs. Serving more than 60 health plans across the U.S., including six of the 10 largest U.S. health plans, Discovery has been recognized consistently for its growth—earning a spot on the Inc. 5000 list five years in a row and the Crain’s Fast 50 three times. For more information on Discovery Health Partners, go to www.DiscoveryHealthPartners.com.

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Discovery Health Partners teams with Chicago-area Button & Zipper for post-holiday coat drive January 7-11, 2019

As cold weather sets in after holidays, need increases and donations are more critical

ITASCA, IL (January 7, 2019) — Discovery Health Partners is joining forces with Chicago-based Button & Zipper to collect 500 coats for a post-holiday coat drive the week of January 7-11, 2019.

Discovery is collecting coats for men, women, and children, emphasizing that need and homelessness impact all ages at all times throughout the year. The coats will be distributed to local schools and charitable organizations that register with and are vetted through the Button & Zipper application process.

“Once the holidays end, we find donations decline just as the weather turns colder and need increases,” states Ira Colman, founder and president of Button & Zipper. “Additionally, when school resumes after the break and winter temperatures worsen, we find that we are flooded with new inquiries from schools and shelters that support those most in need.”

Discovery is accepting donations of new and gently-used items at their Itasca headquarters locations. Button & Zipper considers “gently used” to be a coat that you would lend to a friend or let your child wear to school.

“We are thrilled to partner with an impactful and inspirational organization such as Button & Zipper,” states Philip Garrison, Vice President of Human Resources and executive sponsor of Discovery’s employee-run Pay It Forward Committee. “This coat drive is a way for Discovery employees to live out one of our core values, Mindful Stewardship.  Being a good steward to our community means supporting the community when it has the most need. When Button & Zipper explained how important it was to Chicago-area schools and shelters to have access to new and gently used coats after the holidays, we were glad to step up and encourage our employees and others in the western and northwestern suburbs to continue the giving season.”

Arlington Heights-based Imperial Surveillance, a Button & Zipper partner, will be providing logistics for picking up and delivering the coats once the coat drive is done.

About Discovery Health Partners

Discovery Health Partners’ mission is to deliver unique, actionable analytic insights and technology-powered solutions to help healthcare payers improve payment integrity, increase revenue optimization, and maximize efficiencies with government programs. Serving more than 60 health plans across the U.S., including six of the 10 largest U.S. health plans, Discovery has been recognized consistently for its growth—earning a spot on the Inc. 5000 list five years in a row and the Crain’s Fast 50 three times. For more information on Discovery Health Partners, go to www.DiscoveryHealthPartners.com.

About Button & Zipper

Button & Zipper is a community coat drive founded in 2013 to help Chicagoland and Denver Metro homeless and at-risk youth stay warm during grueling winter months. Since its inception, Button & Zipper has collected and distributed more than 17,000 coats to recipients in the Chicago and Denver Metro areas. To find out how you can support Button & Zipper, please visit https://buttonandzipper.com/.

About Imperial Surveillance, Inc.

Imperial Surveillance, Inc., is a full-service security company offering surveillance camera systems, alarm systems, access control / key fob systems, fire alarms systems, and intercom systems for residential, commercial, and government sector clients in the Chicagoland area. For more information, visit http://www.imperialcctv.com/.

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Discovery Health Partners announces new Board of Director appointments

Three Board additions bring wealth of healthcare payer, consulting services, and strategic growth management experience to an already deep Board of Directors bench

ITASCA, IL (November 20, 2018) — Discovery Health Partners today announce the addition of three new Board members to support the company as it continues its growth in the payment and revenue integrity space. New to the Discovery Board are Carol Lindstrom, recently retired vice chairman of Deloitte LLP; Ken Coleman, former founder, chairman, and CEO of ITM Software; and Chris Wenner, director at Carrick Capital Partners and a member of the Carrick Capital Partners founding team.

“We are pleased to welcome Carol, Ken, and Chris to Discovery Health Partners and know their significant range of career and board experiences will be an invaluable resource to our team,” stated Discovery Health Partners’ CEO Jason Brown. “Their strengths underscore the priorities we share at Discovery – creating strong customer relationships, building teams with superior talent, growing revenue both organically and inorganically and delivering the best payment integrity and revenue optimization solutions available in the healthcare payer marketplace.”

Coming off its fifth Inc. 5000 win and with plans to continue its fast-paced growth, Discovery Health Partners is excited to welcome its new Board of Directors members.

CAROL LINDSTROM  

Carol Lindstrom was, until her recent retirement, the vice chairman of Deloitte LLP. She joined Deloitte in 1993 to build and lead the technology consulting practice. During her tenure, she served as the advisory partner for some of Deloitte’s largest clients. She built and led the Strategic Relationship Management group and a relationship program focused on top global clients. She led Deloitte’s global and US alliances and built several technology businesses. Carol was a member of the Deloitte & Touche Board of Directors for six years, served on the Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu (DTT) Global Board of Directors for eight years, and was the president of the Deloitte Foundation for many years. Prior to joining Deloitte, she was a partner at Andersen Consulting. She currently serves on the board of directors of Genpact Ltd. (G), Exponent Inc. (EXPO), Energous (WATT), Entertainment Partners, and two not-for-profit boards: the St. Helena Hospital Foundation and the Workday Foundation.

KENNETH L. COLEMAN

As a Silicon Valley pioneer, Ken Coleman was the founder, former chairman, and CEO of ITM Software, an enterprise software company focused on the information technology function. Previously, he was EVP of global sales, services, and marketing for Silicon Graphics, Inc. (SGI). Prior to joining SGI, Ken was VP of product development at Activision. Earlier, he spent 10 years at Hewlett-Packard Company, where he held several management positions. Ken serves on the board of directors of CSAA Insurance Group, Entertainment Partners, Saama Technologies, and Complia Health. Previously, he was chairman of two public technology companies, MIPS Technology and Accelrys, and served on the board of City National Bank. Ken also currently serves as a mentor/coach for CEOs in the Silicon Valley technology sector and is an advisor to venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz. He also served as a captain in the United States Air Force.

CHRIS WENNER 

Chris Wenner is a director at Carrick Capital Partners and a member of the founding team. Chris leads the firm’s thematic sourcing effort focusing on healthcare, cyber security, and enterprise software. Chris serves as a board observer at Instamed and Complia Health. Prior to joining Carrick, Chris worked at the investment bank of Perella Weinberg Partners, where he focused on mergers and acquisitions and private capital transactions in the technology industry for clients including Oracle, Google and Hewlett-Packard. Chris graduated from the University of California with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics.

About Discovery Health Partners

Discovery Health Partners’ mission is to deliver unique, actionable analytic insights and technology-powered solutions to help healthcare payers improve payment integrity, increase revenue optimization, and maximize efficiencies with government programs. Serving more than 60 health plans across the U.S., including six of the 10 largest U.S. health plans, Discovery has been recognized consistently for its growth—earning a spot on the Inc. 5000 list five years in a row and the Crain’s Fast 50 three times. For more information on Discovery Health Partners, go to www.DiscoveryHealthPartners.com.

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Discovery welcomes Peggy Barber as new Vice President of Client Operations

Executive brings two decades of operations and client value expertise

ITASCA, IL (September 19, 2018) — Discovery Health Partners today announced the appointment of Peggy Barber as its new Vice President of Client Operations. In this role, Peggy is responsible for bringing excellence to the client onboarding experience, driving higher client satisfaction, and optimizing the company’s training and quality programs.

Peggy is an accomplished executive leader with expertise in Payment Integrity; Fraud, Waste, and Abuse, and Medicare/Medicaid Managed Care. She brings a wealth of experience heading up client-facing and operational functions for other payment integrity firms, a top-5 health plan, and other industry-leading companies.

“Peggy’s deep healthcare knowledge, along with her client management and operations experience at Fortune 100 companies, will be a tremendous asset to our team as we scale to better serve our clients,” said Discovery’s CEO Jason Brown. “Adding Peggy to our executive team is a key part of our strategy to deliver profound value for our customers.”

About Discovery Health Partners

Discovery Health Partners’ mission is to deliver unique, actionable analytic insights and technology-powered solutions to help healthcare payers improve payment integrity, increase revenue optimization, and maximize efficiencies with government programs. Serving more than 60 health plans across the U.S., including five of the 10 largest U.S. health plans, Discovery has been recognized consistently for its growth—earning a spot on the Inc. 5000 list five years in a row and the Crain’s Fast 50 three times. For more information on Discovery Health Partners, go to www.DiscoveryHealthPartners.com.

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