Charles (Chuck) Betley, a senior policy analyst at The Hilltop Institute, is responsible for analyzing health services data, evaluating programs, and addressing related policy issues. Among his current projects are the yearly evaluation of Maryland’s HealthChoice program, technical expertise and analysis of dual-eligible (Medicare/Medicaid) utilization and spending, and implementation of electronic health record incentive payment rates for individual hospitals. He has worked on developing Total Cost of Care with Medicaid and commercial claims data in the Maryland All Payer Claims Database using HealthPartners’ methodology for cost assignment to providers. He was the statistical analyst and programmer on a Robert Wood Johnson-funded research project with Benefits Data Trust and Johns Hopkins University, applying non-linear statistical models of the effects of SNAP (food stamp) participation on the dual-eligible use of health services. He also served as lead analyst and project manager for Hilltop’s analysis of the cost of expanding Medicaid dental care coverage to adults in Maryland, as well as project manager and analyst for a study on tobacco premium differentials in the Maryland Health Benefit Exchange. In 2012,

Experience

  • –present
    Senior Policy Analyst, University of Maryland, Baltimore County