Jason Shafrin

Jason Shafrin Vice President, Health Economics at PRECISIONheor
Founder and Editor at Healthcare Economist

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Jason Shafrin is a healthcare economist who uses quantitative analysis to improve the quality and efficiency of the American health care system. Dr. Shafrin is currently a Vice President of Health Economics at PRECISIONheor.

He has published work in a variety of interdisciplinary journals including American Journal of Cardiology, American Journal of Managed Care, Health Affairs, Health Economics, Health Services Research, the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), Pharmacoeconomics, Value in Health among others and written numerous reports for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Dr. Shafrin has presented his work at conferences including the AcademyHealth, Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy (AMCP), AMCP Nexus, American College of Rheumatology (ACR), American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), American Society of Clinical Psychopharmacology (ASCP), American Heart Association QCOR (AHA QCOR), British Society for Rheumatology, International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research (ISPOR), and Western Economic Association International (WEAI).

After receiving a PhD in Economics from the University of California-San Diego, Dr. Shafrin worked at Acumen, LLC helping Medicare implement a variety of the provisions of the Affordable Care Act. He has lead projects to: develop value-based purchasing system in Medicare for both the physician and home health settings, improve the methodology to estimate geographic differences in the price of labor, and propose methodologies to improve estimates of national health expenditure over the next 75 years. As a Senior Director of Policy & and Economics at Precision HEOR, Dr. Shafrin uses his interdisciplinary skills in economics, health services research, and health policy to improve the quality and efficiency of the healthcare system. He has worked in a variety of therapeutic areas (e.g., atrial fibrillation, diabetes, mental illness, oncology, rheumatoid arthritis, sickle cell disease) and project types (e.g., claims analysis, discrete choice experiment surveys, simulation modeling, development and validation of econometric techniques, technical expert panels).


    Health economics, health services research, applied econometrics, pay-for-performance, expenditure forecasting, geographic variation in healthcare spending, Medicare payment policy, Stata programming.

  Contact information

     Email            jason@healthcare-economist.com

     Address       11100 Santa Monica Boulevard, Suite 500
                          Los Angeles, CA 90025 (map)

Last updated 2020