J.B. Silvers, PhD, is the John R. Mannix Medical Mutual of Ohio Professor of Health Care Finance and professor of banking and finance at Weatherhead School of Management with a joint appointment in the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. His research in the areas of financial management and health services has been published in numerous journals including the JOURNAL OF FINANCE, FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT, JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION, MEDICAL CARE, ANNALS OF FAMILY MEDICINE, JOURNAL OF CONSUMER RESEARCH and the JOURNAL OF BUSINESS RESEARCH, among others.
Silvers presents regularly on multiple topics, including the Affordable Care Act and healthcare finance. Frequently, Silvers contributes commentary to NPR’s Marketplace and other national and local print and broadcast media and has published OpEds in the New York Times, MarketWatch, Newsweek and other national publications.
Professionally, Silvers has testified to Congress, several state legislatures, federal and state courts. He has also served on committees at the National Academies and several national and state commissions. Until recently, he was a board member (12 years) and treasurer of the Joint Committee on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (TJC/JCAHO) and a board member of SummaCare Insurance Company (14 years). For seven years Silvers was a commissioner on the Prospective Payment Assessment Commission (now MedPAC) advising Congress on Medicare payment. From 1997 to 2000, while on leave, he served as President and CEO of QualChoice Health Plan and Insurance Company (a subsidiary of University Hospitals of Cleveland). He currently is vice chair of the board at MetroHealth Medical Center. At Weatherhead, he has served as Department Chair, Senior Associate Dean and Interim Dean.