PROMETHEUS Payment: Better Quality and a Better Business Case

PROMETHEUS Payment: Better Quality and a Better Business Case

Frustration with the quality of care provided by the American health care system has motivated a raft of new initiatives throughout the country. Medicare’s “voluntary” hospital reporting program to which Congress attached financial penalties for noncooperation,1 the purchasing principles of the Leapfrog Group,2 and the 100,000 Lives Campaign3 are all manifestations of this dissatisfaction.