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Stuart Altman, Ph.D. Joins INSPIRIS Board of Directors
Date:3/11/2008

6 by Health Affairs as among the authors of the 25 Most-Read Health Affairs Papers and 25 Most-Read Health Affairs Papers Overall online. Modern Healthcare, Celebrating 30 years, listed Altman among the 30 people who have had the most influence on health care over the past 30 years; and also named him for five years among the 100 Most Powerful People in Healthcare. In June 2004, he was awarded the AcademyHealth Distinguished Investigator Award.

From 2000 to 2002 Altman was co-chair for the Legislative Health Care Task Force for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. In 1997, he was appointed by President Clinton to the National Bipartisan Commission on the Future of Medicare. He served as chairman of the congressionally-legislated Prospective Payment Assessment Commission for twelve years. ProPac was responsible for advising the U.S. Congress and the Administration on the functioning of the Medicare Diagnostic Related Group (DRG) Hospital Payment System and other system reforms.

Altman is a member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences; a member of the board of Tufts-New England Medical Center in Boston; and cochairman of the Advisory Board to the Schneider Institute for Health Policy at the Heller School for Social Policy & Management, Brandeis University. He is chair of the Council on Health Care Economics and Policy, a private non-partisan group whose mission is to analyze important economic aspects of the U.S. health care system and evaluate proposed changes in the system. He is also chair of the Health Industry Forum which brings together diverse group leaders from across the health care field to develop solutions for critical problems facing the health care system. He currently serves as a member of the board of directors for Aveta, EmblemHealth, Inc. and Lincare.

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