Health Care Incentives Improvement Institute (HCI3) merged with Altarum in 2016

Altarum is a nationwide nonprofit organization dedicated to delivering comprehensive, systems-based solutions that improve health and health care. In becoming part of Altarum's new Center for Value in Health Care, the opportunities for positively impacting the health care industry are greatly expanded.

HCI3 began with a simple mission: to create significant leaps in the quality of the nation's health care. Our goal from the start has been to recognize and reward clinicians who have implemented comprehensive solutions in the management of patients, and deliver safe, timely, effective, efficient, equitable, and patient-centered care. We have implemented our programs in communities across the country, working collaboratively with clinicians, hospitals, employers, health plans and others, through two brands:

1. PROMETHEUS Payment®: A compensation approach based on medical episodes of care, that provides a fair and realistic blueprint for true payment reform, and powered by the PROMETHEUS Analytics®. Visit: for more information.

2. Bridges to Excellence® (BTE): A family of programs to reward Recognized physicians, nurse practitioners and physician assistants who meet certain performance measures. Visit: for more information.