Jason Shafrin, PhD
Senior Director, Policy & Economics
Dr. Shafrin is an expert in value-based purchasing methods, quality of care measures, discrete choice experiment survey design, health insurance claims data analysis, and digital medicine. Dr. Shafrin has not only developed reports to advise government agencies such as the Institute of Medicine and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), but his research has also been published in leading journals of economics, medicine, and health policy including the Journal of the American Medical Association, Health Affairs, Health Economics, and Health Services Research. Prior to joining PHE, Dr. Shafrin served as a policy lead for Acumen, LLC. In this role, Dr. Shafrin helped the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services implement a number of provisions of the Affordable Care Act, including the design of value-based purchasing programs for hospitals, physicians, and home health agencies. Dr. Shafrin is also the Director of Research at the Innovation and Value Initiative.
PhD, Economics, University of California, San Diego
BA/BS, University of Pennsylvania
ASSOCIATED CASE STUDIES
- Chandra A, et al. Utility of cancer value frameworks for patients, payers, and physicians. JAMA. 2016.
- Shafrin J, et al. Patient versus physician valuation of durable survival gains: implications for value framework assessments. Value Health. 2017.
- Lakdawalla D, et al. Quality-adjusted cost of care: a meaningful way to measure growth in innovation cost versus the value of health gains. Health Aff (Millwood). 2015.
- Shafrin J. Operating on commission: analyzing how physician financial incentives affect surgery rates. Health Econ. 2010.
- Turakhia MP, et al. Economic burden of undiagnosed nonvalvular atrial fibrillation in the United States. Am J Cardiol. 2015.