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History of PROMETHEUS Payment

The development of PROMETHEUS has been supported by grants from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the Commonwealth Fund, and others.

Primary support for the implementation of the PROMETHEUS Payment® model came from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF). RWJF provided a planning grant in late 2007 to create and evaluate the model, then additional support to make the model real. With a $6 million grant extending over three years, RJWF enabled HCI3 to implement the program in four pilot sites, two of which are also grantees under the RWJF "Aligning Forces for Quality" program. Development was also made possible by grants from the Commonwealth Fund, the New York State Health Foundation, and the Colorado Health Foundation. We thank them all for their critical support.

The original Design Team included leading experts in health care law, quality measurement, economics, benefits, operations, and related fields. These individuals met every month for over two years to design the PROMETHEUS Payment Model.

James Bentley, Ph.D., Senior Vice President, Strategic Policy Planning, American Hospital Association, Chicago, Illinois

Francois de Brantes, MS, MBA, Executive Director, HCI3

Douglas Emery, MS, Operations Director, HCI3

Alice G. Gosfield, Esq., Principal, Alice G. Gosfield and Associates, P.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Jim Knutson, Risk Manager and Human Resources Director, Aircraft Gear Corporation, Rockford, Illinois

Jeffrey Levin-Scherz, MD, MBA, FACP, Chief Medical Officer, Towers-Watson, Boston, Massachusetts

Elizabeth McGlynn, PhD, Principal, the RAND Corporation, Los Angeles, CA

Toni Mills, MA, Managing Director, Blue Cross Blue Shield Association, Chicago, Illinois

Amita Rastogi, MD, MHA, Medical Director, Cost of Care Programs, HCI3, Chicago, IL

Meredith Rosenthal, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts

Craig Schneider, Ph.D., Director of Healthcare Policy, MA Health Data Consortium, Boston, Massachusetts

Michael Taylor, MHA, Principal, Managed Care Delivery Systems, Towers Perrin, Boston, Massachusetts

Design Partner

MedAssets is a software solutions provider to payers and providers, and is responsible for the development and implementation of the PROMETHEUS Payment® Engine, interfacing with payers in pilot sites.