Center for Studying Health System Change
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Washington, DC 20024-2512
Paul B. Ginsburg, PhD, is president of the Center for Studying Health System Change (HSC). Founded in 1995, HSC conducts research to inform policymakers and other audiences about changes in the organization, financing, and delivery of care and their effects on people. Dr. Ginsburg served as the founding executive director of the Physician Payment Review Commission (now the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission), which developed the Medicare physician payment reform proposal that was enacted by Congress in 1989. Dr. Ginsburg was a senior economist at RAND and served as deputy assistant director at the Congressional Budget Office. Before that, he served on the faculties of Duke and Michigan State Universities. He is a founding member of the National Academy of Social Insurance and a public trustee of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, and he served two elected terms on the board of AcademyHealth. He earned his doctorate in economics from Harvard University.