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Charles Betley
Senior Policy Analyst


Charles Betley, a senior policy analyst at The Hilltop Institute, is responsible for health services data analysis, program evaluation, and addressing related policy issues. He has participated in projects evaluating Maryland’s Health Choice program, providing technical expertise and analysis for the Maryland Community Services Rate Review Commission, and developing evaluation specifications for New Mexico’s Centennial Care program, among other projects.

Prior to joining Hilltop, Mr. Betley was director of payment and cost analysis for the Pennsylvania Health Care Cost Containment Council, evaluating provider cost performance under public and private insurance in a research effort to improve payment transparency and identify drivers of health care cost. Previously, Mr. Betley analyzed and modeled Medicaid performance as a health policy research supervisor at Ohio Medicaid; worked on Medicare issues as a budget analyst at the Congressional Budget Office; and served as chief of special projects at the Maryland Health Services Cost Review Commission.   

Mr. Betley has co-authored various articles, most recently including one for the Health Policy Institute of Ohio, three for the Kansas Health Institute, one on preferred provider organization (PPO) cost management activities published in the Journal of Risk and Insurance, and one on “drive-through deliveries” published in Health Affairs

Mr. Betley undertook doctoral studies in health policy and earned an M.A. in political science from the University of Michigan. He graduated magna cum laude from Duke University with a B.A. in public policy studies.