The PROMETHEUS Payment(R) Model is a new program which is designed to pay providers fairly, improve quality, enhance transparency and still be more efficient than what we have today. At www.prometheuspayment.org, you will find much information about this not-for-profit, tax exempt program which has received more than $6 million from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to pilot test the concepts. In connection with development of more of the Evidence-informed Case Rates(R) which are the basis for payment, the program is seeking input from practicing physicians who are familiar with its basic concepts, to provide input on the case rate development process. If you are not familiar with this new approach, do go to the website and read about it. If you are further interested in contributing, feel free to respond as below.
As you know, from your interest in the PROMETHEUS Payment® model, one of the hallmarks of our approach is building our Evidence-informed Case Rates® (ECRs) by starting with clinical practice guidelines or expert opinion, and then determining what services and resources must be brought to bear to provide that care. To do this properly and credibly, we need input from practicing clinicians with expertise in the clinical conditions around which the ECRs are constructed.
To help us with that work, we are hoping to identify practicing physicians around the country who would help us with input, review and comment. If such physicians contribute to our work, their names will be listed as having participated, if they so choose.
The conditions for which we are looking for physician input are the following:
- Coronary Artery Disease
- Coronary Revascularization Heart Cath
- Bariatric surgery
- Hernia surgery
If you are a practicing physician and would like to participate, there will be scheduled phone calls and emails, but that is it, in terms of time commitments. If you know of physicians who would like to contribute, please feel free to share this note with them.
Anyone who seeks to participate must provide the following information:
- Name and Degree (MD, DO, Ph.D., etc)
- Affiliation [name of group]
- ECRs for which you would like to volunteer
At this point we are soliciting an interest level. Thank you for your consideration.
Chairman of the Board