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Domitilla Masi

Domitilla Masi supports clients across the healthcare system in adapting their business models and practices to achieve value-based care through Avalere’s Center for Healthcare Transformation.

She applies her expertise in health care delivery system reforms and new and emerging alternative payment models, with a special focus on the shift toward patient engagement, shared decision making and patient-centered care.

Prior to joining Avalere, Domitilla was a research assistant at the Brookings Institution’s Center for Health Policy, leading qualitative and quantitative research on alternative payment and delivery models, health IT, and Affordable Care Act implementation.

Domitilla has an MS in health, population, and society from the London School of Economics and Political Sciences and a BS in anthropology from University College London.

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In 2018, Avalere partnered with CancerCare and Gabrielle Rocque, an oncologist at the University of Alabama Birmingham School of Medicine, to develop the Preparation for Shared Decision Making (PFSDM) tool.

A supplement to Annals was just published that includes research on how to help physicians talk with their patients about costs of care, including a commentary co-authored with Avalere.

Tune in to hear the last episode in our 4-part series that provides clinicians with recommendations for how to overcome common barriers when implementing cost-of-care (CoC) conversations. Peter Ubel will talk with Avalere’s Katherine Steinberg on actionable tips that primary care clinicians can use to help address potential barriers and challenges related to implementing CoC conversations in the clinical setting. Support for this podcast was provided by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the New York State Health Foundation (NYSHealth). The views expressed here do not necessarily reflect the views of the foundations.

Tune in to hear the third episode in our 4-part series that provides clinicians with actionable approaches for integrating cost-of-care conversations into workflow. Nora Henrikson will talk with Avalere’s Katherine Steinberg on 3 pathways that clinicians can use to best integrate cost of care conversations into their clinical workflows. Support for this podcast was provided by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the New York State Health Foundation (NYSHealth). The views expressed here do not necessarily reflect the views of the foundations.

Tune in to hear the second episode in our 4-part series that provides clinicians with actionable tips and a simple framework for how to structure cost-of-care (CoC) conversations with their patients. Susan Perez and Maria Pisu will talk with Avalere’s Katherine Steinberg on strategies that clinicians can use to discuss costs with their patients. Support for this podcast was provided by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the New York State Health Foundation (NYSHealth). The views expressed here do not necessarily reflect the views of the foundations.

Tune in to hear the first episode in our 4-part series that focuses on how clinicians and other care team members can improve the quality and frequency of cost-of-care (CoC) conversations. To kick-off this series, Gwen Darien and Jim Hardee, will talk with Avalere’s Katherine Steinberg on why clinicians should speak with their patients about the expected costs of their care. Support for this podcast was provided by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the New York State Health Foundation (NYSHealth). The views expressed here do not necessarily reflect the views of the foundations.

In February, Avalere is releasing a 4-part podcast series that focuses on how clinicians and other care team members can improve the quality and frequency of cost-of-care conversations with patients.

As part of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Cost Conversation projects, Avalere led the development of a set of practice briefs that provide actionable resources to healthcare providers about how to improve the value and frequency of cost conversations with patients.

Despite recognition that providers should implement shared decision making (SDM) as standard practice, integration of SDM into regular care delivery remains elusive.

Avalere used a human-centered design approach structured around patient preferences to help guide advanced breast cancer patients.

Today, Avalere published a technical appendix to the PPVF Version 1.0 methodology report, outlining a quantitative method for incorporating patient preferences into value assessments and healthcare decision making.

Evidence suggests that shared decision-making can play a role in advancing a value-based care delivery system.

Blog post features key learnings from the Patient-Perspective Value Framework.

Today, Avalere and FasterCures published Version 1.0 of the Patient-Perspective Value Framework (PPVF).

This week, FasterCures provided Avalere with a second round of seed funding to test, refine and validate the PPVF.

Today, the Institute for Clinical and Economic Review (ICER) released an updated version of its Value Assessment Framework.

Avalere and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Launch Eight Grants to Improve Cost-of-Care Conversations Between Patients and Clinicians.

Avalere and FasterCures released the first deliverable of the Patient-Perspective Value Framework (PPVF) Initiative at the annual Partnering for Cures Conference.

In June 2016, in collaboration with FasterCures, Avalere launched the Patient-Perspective Value Framework (PPVF) Initiative to develop a value framework that appropriately incorporates the patient's perspective on value.

Avalere Supports the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation in Issuing Two Calls for Proposals

On June 1, Josh Seidman participated in a panel discussion hosted by FasterCures to discuss Avalere's collaboration with FasterCures to develop a patient-centric value framework.

FasterCures and Avalere partner to develop a patient-perspective value framework.

With growing out-of-pocket spending for care, patients are increasingly interested in knowing, upfront, how much their care will cost them, and how it relates to the quality and appropriateness of their care. Yet, various barriers often prevent these conversations from occurring during routine clinical encounters.