J.B. Silvers, Ph.D., is the John R. Mannix Medical Mutual of Ohio Professor of Health Care Finance and Professor of Banking and Finance the Weatherhead School of Management holds a joint appointment in the School of Medicine - all at Case Western Reserve University. 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. Professor Silvers currently serves on the board of Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (TJC) and for seven years he was a Commissioner on the Prospective Payment Assessment Commission advising Congress on Medicare payment. He currently sits on the boards of MetroHealth Medical Center, SummaCare Insurance Co and the Board of Mathematical Sciences and their Applications at the National Academy of Sciences. He also was Senior Associate Dean of the Weatherhead School of Management for several years. Silvers has contributed frequently commentary to NPR’s Marketplace, the Nightly Business Report, The New York Times, Modern Healthcare, and the Christian Science Monitor.