PROMETHEUS Payment: Better Quality and a Better Business Case

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Alice G. Gosfield is an attorney in private practice in Philadelphia with Alice G. Gosfield and Associates, PC. She is the first Chairman of the Board of PROMETHEUS Payment Inc., the past Chairman of the Board of the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) (1998–2002), and a past President of the National Health Lawyers Association (1992–1993). Among her other oncology-related representations, she has been general counsel to the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) since 1995.

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    Gosfield AG. In common cause for quality. In: Health Law Handbook 2006 Edition. St. Paul (MN): WestGroup, 2006:177222. Available at: http://www.uft-a.com/PDF/commoncausequalityCh5.pdf.

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    Gosfield AG, Reinertsen JL. In Common Cause for Quality Part 1: New Hospital-Physician Collaborations, Hospitals and Health Networks Online. Available at http://www.hhnmag.com/hhnmag_app/jsp/articledisplay.jsp?dcrpath=HHNMAG/PubsNewsArticle/data/2006October/061010HHN_Online_Gosfield&domain=HHNMAG. Last accessed October 31, 2006.

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