Discovery makes Crain’s Chicago Business Fast 50 list for fourth time

Discovery Health Partners has been named to the Crain’s Chicago Business Fast 50 list for 2020. This is the fourth time in Discovery’s history that it has made Crain’s list of Chicago’s best and most innovative companies that are experiencing revenue growth at impressive rates.

Combined, the businesses on Crain’s 2020 list grew revenue from $3.9 billion in 2014 to $12.6 billion in 2019, which translates to 225.5 percent growth. Since 2007, the Crain’s Fast 50 feature has spotlighted local companies that have achieved impressive revenue gains over a five-year period in business, real estate, technology, health care, marketing, retail, logistics and more. As such, the project annually offers a reliable snapshot of the region’s growth sectors. To be considered for participation, companies had to have generated a minimum of $15 million in revenue in 2019, be headquartered in the Chicago area (the counties of Cook, DuPage, Kane, Lake, McHenry and Will as well as Lake in Indiana), and have been in business a minimum of five years.

See the full list and rankings here.

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Discovery Health Partners named to Crain’s Chicago Business Fast 50

ITASCA, IL (October 12, 2020) – Discovery Health Partners announced today that it has been named to the Crain’s Chicago Business Fast 50 list of fastest growing companies in Chicago. To achieve its spot on the list, Discovery had to demonstrate an aggressive five-year revenue increase marked by year-over-year growth.

“Discovery is proud to make the Crain’s Fast 50 list this year and to have our team’s success and hard work recognized,” said Discovery Health Partners CEO Jason Brown. “Sustaining the type of growth that earned our spot on this list is a testament to the powerful combination of people and technology solutions that Discovery has assembled.”

This is the fourth time in the company’s history that Discovery has made the Fast 50 list. This distinction adds to other recent significant growth news coming out of Discovery, including its recent acquisition of Consova and its seventh consecutive placement on the Inc. 5000 list of fastest growing companies in America.

Full results and rankings of the Crain’s Fast 50 list can be found here.

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. Serving more than 80 health plans across the U.S., including nine of the 10 largest U.S. health plans, Discovery has been recognized consistently for its growth and innovation—earning a spot on the Inc. 5000 list seven years in a row, the Crain’s Fast 50 four times, and a prestigious FutureEdge 50 Award from IDG for innovations in machine learning. For more information on Discovery Health Partners, go to www.DiscoveryHealthPartners.com.

Read more about the powerful payment integrity solutions that helped Discovery earn its spot on the Crain’s Chicago Fast 50 list.

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Award-winning Irena Trajkovski’s superpower is her team

Irena Trajkovski, Senior Technical Project Manager at Discovery, is a winner of this quarter’s Accountability in Action award. For Irena and many in IT, sitting in front of a computer screen all day can make it difficult to see the big picture and understand how their work helps the company achieve its goals. That all changed when Discovery implemented its accountability program. Irena said, “It makes my work more meaningful. It’s motivating to know that what I do as a project manager contributes to Discovery’s larger goals.”

Beginning in 2019, Discovery built a culture of accountability that helps employees think and act in new ways to achieve key company results. The program is founded on four best practices of accountability:

  • Identifying gaps in execution
  • Personally owning responsibilities and aligning them to the company’s key results
  • Creatively and collaboratively working on solutions
  • Actively executing on solutions while building an environment of trust

Irena embodies these traits in her work. In March 2020, Irena led a special project to convert COB client data from an existing platform to the company’s new ReThink tool. The new data analytics platform gives claims auditors the tools they need to work more efficiently and more easily identify recovery opportunities for clients. Crucial to the success of the program was migrating data to the new platform and ensuring its accuracy without interrupting auditors’ work.

The accountability program played a key role in the success of the project.


“The accountability program changed the perspective of project management,” said Irena. “It empowers everyone, regardless of their role, to know that they can make an impact. If they see something, they can take the initiative to do something.”


The program helps employees identify whether their behavior is “above the line” or “below the line,” Irena explained. “We can call out ‘below the line’ behavior, encouraging others and examining what we can do personally to stop complaining about circumstances and, instead, go the extra mile. That has been very impactful for me as a project manager and for the whole team.”

One example of this happened when Irena and her team lacked quality assurance resources to test their work. Rather than letting it stop them, the team asked themselves what they could do about it. They identified someone on the team who had a similar skill set and took the initiative to fill that role.

When asked about the impact of the program, Irena said, “It has really provided a breath of fresh air for our company and inspires and empowers people to feel like they can make a difference. It connects our work to the company’s mission and goals.”

Irena credits her team for her success with the accountability program. “My superpower is my team,” she said. “I work with a team of talented individuals. When they are doing their best, it motivates me to do my best.”

When she’s not busy at work, Irena is busy at home with two toddlers, ages two and three. She enjoys going on nature walks with her husband and kids, doing daily yoga or Pilates, and trying new recipes in the kitchen.


If you’d like to learn more about the steps to accountability and building this kind of culture at your organization, we recommend the book The Oz Principle.

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Discovery Health Partners named a “Top 100 Finalist” in the Chicago Innovation Awards program

ITASCA, IL (September 16, 2020) – Discovery Health Partners has achieved a spot as a “Top 100 Finalist” in the Chicago Innovation Awards program. Discovery is nominated in the “Innovations in Healthcare” category and it is the company’s second time making this exclusive list. In its 19th year, the Chicago Innovation Awards has a history of recognizing the most innovative products and services in the Chicago region.

Discovery is being recognized for its case open logic machine learning initiative as part of its claims ranking process within its Subrogation practice. Already acknowledged as an innovation leader in healthcare by IDG-CIO earlier this year in their FutureEdge 50 program, Discovery’s case open logic initiative leverages its decade of case outcomes data to fuel a subrogation model that eliminates hours of manual work, results in more accurate case identification, and reduces member friction.

As a Chicago Innovation Awards Top 100 finalist, Discovery will participate virtually in the Chicago Innovation Awards final event on October 19, 2020, where winners in each category will be announced.

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. Serving more than 80 health plans across the U.S., including nine of the 10 largest U.S. health plans, Discovery has been recognized consistently for its growth and innovation—earning a spot on the Inc. 5000 list seven years in a row, the Crain’s Fast 50 four times, and a prestigious FutureEdge 50 Award from IDG for innovations in machine learning. For more information on Discovery Health Partners, go to www.DiscoveryHealthPartners.com.

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Award winner Christine Garcia knows accountability isn’t a solo act

One way that Discovery delivers on its core values of reliable results, trusted quality, and profound client value is by building a culture of accountability. Discovery has invested in a comprehensive accountability model based on the concept that when people take personal ownership of the company’s goals and accept responsibility for their own performance, they work at a higher level to ensure their own success and the company’s overall success. Each quarter, Discovery’s Accountability in Action award recognizes Discovery employees who demonstrate they have a stake in the company and who go above and beyond to contribute to the company’s key results by living the “what else can I do?” attitude.

This quarter’s Accountability in Action award recipient is Christine Garcia, Senior Director of Shared Services and Quality Management at Discovery. Christine received the award for implementing improvements that positively impact all four of Discovery’s Key Results for 2020. In her seven years with Discovery—starting as a legal assistant and working her way up through a variety of positions and departments—Christine has gained extensive knowledge of Discovery’s day-to-day processes. She has seen first-hand how each individual and team can impact clients. When Christine took over as head of Shared Services, she drew on that experience and immediately set to work to identify opportunities for improvements, including process efficiencies and incoming mail handling processes that better meet client expectations. She also invested time in employee communication and development, providing continuous support and promoting talented supervisors and team leads, whom she credits for helping her earn this award.


“I’m very honored to receive the Accountability in Action award, but I know it wasn’t a solo effort. The collaboration and teamwork of many talented people in the company helped get me here,” she says.


Christine also credits the company’s Accountability in Action program itself as a big part of her success. She notes that since the accountability program began, she has seen a significant shift away from emphasizing individuals’ roles and contributions and, instead, toward a more collaborative mindset. By tying accountability to key enterprise metrics, the program has made individuals more aware of their everyday impact.

“Accountability is everyone’s responsibility, and the program has actually made my job easier because everyone is in lockstep now and looking at everything they do with an eye on accountability. Discovery has done a great job of supporting this program and continuing to build a culture that challenges everyone to consider if what they are doing is truly contributing to our goals. This focus helps to evaluate improvements and implement ones that create a more positive impact,” Christine explains.

For Christine, having oversight of the call center, settlement and recovery processes, user acceptance testing for program enhancements, and quality auditing programs has helped her gain a more a holistic view of how individuals and team actions impact the entire organization. It has also created more transparency and enabled Christine to position herself as a go-to resource for many other departments. “The program encourages others to reach outside their given roles and share their skills and ideas when they see an opportunity,” she says.

Christine is currently a student in the Loyola School of Law Weekend Executive program, and she plans to use her Accountability in Action cash award and extra day off with pay toward her education. True to her views on personal accountability, says she will use her law degree to continue fighting healthcare waste, fraud, and abuse at Discovery. When she’s not studying, she enjoys creative outlets including music and art and spending time with her two cats and one golden retriever.


If you’d like to learn more about the steps to accountability and building this kind of culture at your organization, we recommend the book The Oz Principle.

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Discovery Health Partners does it again, making the Inc. 5000 list for the seventh year in a row

ITASCA, IL (August 12, 2020) – Discovery Health Partners today announced that the company has been named to the annual Inc. 5000 list for the seventh year in a row. Discovery’s three-year revenue growth was enough to bump the company’s ranking to position number 4008 on this prestigious list of the nation’s fastest-growing private businesses.

According to Inc., only a very small fraction of the companies that apply for the list makes the list more than once, and only 1.26 percent of those companies have made the list seven times.

“Making the Inc. 5000 list for seven consecutive years really puts Discovery in rare air,” said Discovery Health Partners CEO Jason Brown. “This is a direct result of the investments we’ve made in new solutions and analytics and a true testament to the incredible work our employees do every day to deliver profound client value. I’m very proud of our team and so happy to have their hard work recognized.”

“We’re very pleased with Discovery’s sustained, positive trajectory and the company’s ability to stay focused on client-centric growth and results. Earning the Inc. 5000 award for a seventh time puts an exclamation point on the fine work the Discovery team is doing,” commented Steve Unterberger, Carrick Capital Partners Managing Director and a member of the Discovery Board of Directors.

Complete results of the 2020 Inc. 5000 can be found here.

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. Serving more than 80 health plans across the U.S., including six of the 10 largest U.S. health plans, Discovery has been recognized consistently for its growth and innovation—earning a spot on the Inc. 5000 list seven years in a row, the Crain’s Fast 50 three times, and a prestigious FutureEdge 50 Award from IDG for innovations in machine learning. For more information on Discovery Health Partners, go to www.DiscoveryHealthPartners.com.

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Unprecedented growth: Discovery makes Inc. 5000 list for sixth consecutive year

Latest recognition places Discovery on Inc. 5000 Honor Roll Hall among elite group of fastest-growing private companies

ITASCA, IL (August 14, 2019) – Discovery Health Partners announced today that for the sixth year in a row, the company has been named to the annual Inc. 5000 list, the most prestigious ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private businesses. Debuting on the list in 2014, Discovery has earned the position of 4264 on the 2019 Inc. 5000. After being inducted into the Inc. 5000’s 5-time Honoree Hall of Fame just last year, Discovery has broken new ground once again this year with their sixth appearance on the list. According to Inc., only a fraction of the companies that apply for the list make the list more than once, and only three percent of those companies have made the list six times.

“We’re incredibly honored and excited to make Inc. 5000’s list for a sixth time,” said Discovery CEO Jason Brown. “This kind of unprecedented, year-after-year growth is only possible thanks to our incredible team at Discovery, and it fuels our commitment to delivering profound value to our clients.”

Complete results of the 2019 Inc. 5000 can be found here.

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 70 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 six 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 named to Inc. 5000 list for fifth straight year

Latest recognition places Discovery in the Hall of Fame among elite group of fastest-growing private companies

ITASCA, IL (August 15, 2018) – Discovery Health Partners today announced that for the fifth year in a row, the company has been named to Inc. Magazine’s annual Inc. 5000 list, the most prestigious ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. Discovery has earned a spot on the list since 2014, when it debuted at #100. This year, Discovery’s three-year growth rate of 115 percent landed the company at #3364 on the list. Discovery’s fifth-straight appearance on the list also puts them in the 5-Time Inc. 5000 Honoree Hall of Fame. According to Inc. Magazine, only one in ten companies who earn a spot on the Inc. 5000 list repeat that achievement five times.

“It’s an honor to be ranked among the fastest-growing companies in America for the fifth consecutive year,” said Discovery CEO Jason Brown. “To sustain our growth trajectory for this long is truly a testament to our entire team at Discovery and the work we’re doing to continue our tradition of creating profound value for our clients and delivering innovative solutions to meet their changing needs.”

The Inc. 5000 list provides a glimpse into America’s most dynamic economic segment—its independent small businesses. To qualify for the list, companies must have been founded and generated revenue by March 31, 2014, and be based in the U.S., privately held, for profit, and independent as of December 31, 2017.

See this year’s full Inc. 5000 list here.

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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