William J. Scanlon, Ph.D.
William Scanlon is a senior policy advisor with Health Policy R&D. He serves as a consultant to the National Health Policy Forum and is an affiliated faculty member of the Institute for Policy Studies, The Johns Hopkins University. He is also currently a member of the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission, the National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics and Institute of Medicine Committee on Health Insurance Status and It’s Consequences. He served on the National Commission for Quality Long-Term Care, the 2005 White House Conference on Aging Advisory Committee and as co-chair of the 2004 Technical Panel to Review the Medicare Trustees Report. Until April 2004, he was the Managing Director of Health Care Issues at the U.S. General Accounting Office (GAO). He has been engaged in health services research since 1975. Before joining GAO in 1993, he was the Co-Director of the Center for Health Policy Studies and an Associate Professor in the Department of Family Medicine at Georgetown University and had been a Principal Research Associate in Health Policy at the Urban Institute. At GAO, he oversaw Congressionally requested studies of Medicare, Medicaid, the private insurance market and health delivery systems, public health, and the military and veterans’ health care systems. His research at Georgetown and the Urban Institute focused on the Medicare and Medicaid programs, especially provider payment policies, and the provision and financing of long-term care services. Dr. Scanlon has published extensively and has served as frequent consultant to federal agencies, state Medicaid programs, and private foundations. He has a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Princeton Conference XVI: May 20, 2009