Benjamin Silver is a Research Health Economist and a manager in our Health Care Financing and Payment Program. He conducts quantitative and qualitative analyses of large-scale, government-funded health policy and health services evaluations and demonstrations. With an academic grounding in health services research and economics, he is an expert in Medicare and post-acute care payment policy.
Dr. Silver currently leads research for the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission examining the prevalence of ambulatory care sensitive hospital use and risk adjusted costs of care. He has also been actively involved in several projects for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, including the annual recalibration of risk adjustment models for Medicare Parts C and D and the alternative payment models Comprehensive Primary Care Plus and Primary Care First.
Dr. Silver rejoined RTI in 2017 after earning his doctorate at Brown University. He previously worked at RTI as a Health Policy Analyst in our Aging, Disability, and Long-Term Care program. He holds faculty appointments at Brown University and at Wheaton College, where he teaches an undergraduate course in U.S. Public Health Policy.