In the policy journal Health Affairs, Francois de Brantes, a nationally known advocate of health care quality, and his co-authors propose a new health care reimbursement model that comes with a warranty. Developed with the support of the Commonwealth Fund and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, this model, called Prometheus Payment, first offers set fees to providers. The fees cover all recommended services, treatments and procedures for specific conditions but are also “risk-adjusted” for patients who may be older or frail.Click here to access Doctor Chen's column.
Thursday, June 25, 2009
Would Zeus approve?
From the New York Times column by Pauline Chen, MD: