Stuart Guterman
Senior Scholar in Residence

Stuart Guterman is the senior scholar in residence at AcademyHealth. He was formerly vice president for Medicare and Cost Control at The Commonwealth Fund, where he led the Fund’s special initiative on Advancing Medicare, which supports analysis of data and development of policies to improve Medicare as a source of coverage for aged and disabled Americans, as a program that accounts for a large share of federal health spending, and as a platform for implementation and testing of new approaches to payment and health care delivery. He also staffed the Fund’s special initiative on Controlling Health Costs, which focuses on identifying and addressing the drivers of health care spending, as well as several other Fund programs.

Mr. Guterman was executive director of The Commonwealth Fund’s Commission on a High Performance Health System from 2011 to 2013, and previously directed the Fund’s Program on Payment and System Reform and its Program on Medicare’s Future. Before coming to the Fund in 2005, he directed the Office of Research, Development, and Information at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Prior to that, he was a senior analyst at the Congressional Budget Office, a principal research associate in the health policy center at the Urban Institute, and deputy director of the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (and its predecessor, the Prospective Payment Assessment Commission) from 1988 through 1999. Previously, Mr. Guterman was chief of institutional studies in the Health Care Financing Administration's Office of Research, where he directed the evaluation of the Medicare Prospective Payment System for inpatient hospital services and other intramural and extramural research on hospital payment. He holds an A.B. in Economics from Rutgers College and an M.A. in Economics from Brown University, and did further work toward the Ph.D. in Economics at the State University of New York at Stony Brook.

Fund Publications by Stuart Guterman







The Aftermath of the Super Committee: What Will It Take to Reduce Federal Health Spending?
December 12, 2011
The Innovation Center at One Year: Much Progress, More to Be Done
November 29, 2011
Health Care Opinion Leaders' Views on Health Spending and Reform Implementation
November 14, 2011
Medicare Physician Payment: It's Time for Real Reform
November 3, 2011
Accountable Care Organization Final Regulations Give Health Care Providers More Flexibility
October 21, 2011
Expanding the Options for Accountable Care Organizations: The Pioneer Model, Part II
October 14, 2011
Expanding the Options for Accountable Care Organizations: The Pioneer Model, Part I
October 12, 2011
The Sweet Spot Between 'Rigor' and 'Rigor Mortis': Balancing the Need for Evidence-Based Innovations and Rapid-Cycle Change
July 19, 2011
Testimony: The Independent Payment Advisory Board as a Vehicle for Savings Through System Improvement
July 13, 2011
Achieving Medicare and Medicaid Savings: Cutting Eligibility and Benefits, Trimming Payments, or Ensuring the Right Care?
July 13, 2011
Identifying, Monitoring, and Assessing Promising Innovations: Using Evaluation to Support Rapid-Cycle Change
June 16, 2011
Medicare Physician Payment: We Get What We Pay For—How Can We Get What We Want?
May 12, 2011
Perspectives on Health Reform—Achieving Accountable Care: Are We on the Right Path?
April 14, 2011
High Performance Accountable Care: Building on Success and Learning from Experience
April 14, 2011
What Are the Characteristics of a Successful Shared Savings Program?
April 14, 2011
Medicare Advantage in the Era of Health Reform: Progress in Leveling the Playing Field
March 31, 2011
Health Care Opinion Leaders' Views on Congressional Priorities
February 22, 2011
Bending the Health Care Cost Curve: Focusing Only on Federal Budget Outlays Won't Solve the Problem
January 28, 2011







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