J.B. Silvers, Ph.D., is the John R. Mannix Medical Mutual of Ohio Professor of Healthcare Finance at the Case Weatherhead School of Management and the School of Medicine. He sits on many boards including The Joint Commission, SummaCare, MetroHealth and others. He has published in the Journal of Finance, the Journal of the American Medical Association, Medical Care, Pediatrics, Health Services Research and others.
From 1997 to 2000, while on leave, he served as President and Chief Executive Officer of QualChoice – a health plan and insurance company in Cleveland, Ohio. During his time there, enrollment grew 30%, profitability improved substantially and the HMO received a J.D. Powers Award as the best in the area. After earlier degrees in engineering and industrial management from Purdue, Professor Silvers received a Ph.D. in Finance from Stanford University and served on the management faculties of Stanford, Harvard and Indiana University, and Case Western Reserve University.
Professor Silvers currently serves on the board of Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) and their finance and audit committee, Nursing Advisory Council and Work Group on Quality and Payment Alignment (Vice Chair). Formerly he served as a Commissioner on the Prospective Payment Assessment Commission (ProPAC, the predecessor of MedPAC), as well as other state and federal commissions. He has also served as Senior Associate Dean of the Weatherhead School of Management for several years.