Erik Muther

Erik Muther is Senior Vice President at Discern Health, where he leads programs related to quality improvement, new payment models, and value-based care, with a focus on multi-stakeholder transformation initiatives. Erik has over 23 years of health care experience leading a wide range of performance measurement, measure alignment, quality strategy, and value-based incentive programs. He specializes in managing multi-stakeholder initiatives to align health care metrics, incentives, outcomes, and payment methodologies.

At Discern, Erik works with the partners and senior staff to develop and lead initiatives that leverage a value-based approach to care delivery, improve the quality and affordability of health care, and set strategic direction for clients in a value-based environment. Erik’s recent projects include providing strategic advice to clients on the development, maintenance, selection, and use of health care performance measures, as well as developing and presenting educational content to a diverse client base on quality measurement and value-based purchasing programs.

Erik joined Discern Health in 2017 from the Health Care Improvement Foundation (HCIF), where he served as Managing Director of the Pennsylvania Health Care Quality Alliance (PHCQA). Erik was previously the Executive Director of PHCQA for eight years before it merged to become a part of HCIF in 2015.

Areas of Expertise

  • Quality and performance improvement
  • Value-based care environment review and strategic advising
  • Primary care transformation
  • Multi-stakeholder initiatives and partnerships
  • Measure alignment and benchmarking


  • BA, Psychology (Neural and Behavioral Sciences) – Haverford College


  • Baltimore, MD
  • Philadelphia, PA

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