Benjamin C. Silver

Research health economist

Benjamin Silver

Education

  • PhD, Health Services Research, Brown University School of Public Health
  • BA, Health: Science, Society, and Policy, Brandeis University
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Benjamin Silver, a member of our Health Care Financing and Payment Program, conducts quantitative and qualitative analyses of large-scale, government-funded health policy and health services evaluations and demonstrations. With an academic grounding in economics and health services research, he is an expert in Medicare payment policy and the long-term care market.

Dr. Silver has been actively involved in many 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 model Comprehensive Primary Care Plus. He also contributes to research conducted for the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission examining low-value and potentially preventable health service utilization.

Dr. Silver rejoined RTI in 2017 after earning his doctorate. He previously worked at RTI as a health policy analyst in our program on Aging, Disability, and Long-Term Care. He holds faculty appointments at Brown University and at Wheaton College, where he teaches an undergraduate course in U.S. public health policy.