The PROMETHEUS model from the Altarum Institute packages payments around a comprehensive episode of medical care that covers all patient services related to a single illness or condition – before, during and after care is provided. Covered services are based on commonly accepted clinical guidelines or expert opinions that define the best methods for treating a given condition from beginning to end. The payments of all treatments are tallied to generate an Evidence-informed Case Rate™ (ECR). ECRs include all covered services bundled across all providers that would typically treat a patient for the given condition (hospital, physicians, laboratory, pharmacy, rehabilitation facility, etc.). The ECR is adjusted for the severity and complexity of each patient’s condition.