William Scanlon, PhD

Position: Commissioner

Location: Oak Hill, VA

Term Ends: April 2020

William Scanlon, PhD, is a consultant for the West Health Institute. He began conducting health services research on the Medicaid and Medicare programs in 1975, with a focus on such issues as the provision and financing of long-term care services and provider payment policies. He previously held positions at Georgetown University and the Urban Institute, was managing director of health care issues at the U.S. Government Accountability Office, and served on the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC). Dr. Scanlon received his doctorate in economics from the University of Wisconsin, Madison.

Financial Interests

West Health Institute, consultant
West Health Policy Center, consultant


AARP Public Policy Institute, LTSS Scorecard Project Advisory Panel, member
American Boards of Medical Specialties, Future Vision of Continuing Board Certification Committee, co-chair
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Culture of Health Advisory Panel, member