Allen Dobson, Ph.D., is cofounder and president of Dobson | DaVanzo. Over the past several years, Dr. Dobson has studied Medicare’s Prospective Payment Systems (PPS) and Physician Payment System and has led efforts to model the impact of physician and hospital payment policies upon stakeholders using microsimulation and econometric techniques. He also led a series of state Medicaid studies. Dr. Dobson developed estimates for the Institute of Medicine Committee on Medicare Benefit Extensions of the likely cost to Medicare of expanding preventive benefits. Before cofounding Dobson | DaVanzo, Dr. Dobson was a senior vice president at the Lewin Group. Prior to that, he was director of the Office of Research at the Health Care Financing Administration during the period that Medicare PPS was developed and implemented. Dr. Dobson earned his Ph.D. in Economics from Washington University in St. Louis.