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Health Reward Stat of the Day – October 9

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According to findings from the California Medicare CHAT Collaborative, which conducted live chats with over 810 Californians on how to design Medicare, for controlling early chronic conditions like high blood pressure, diabetes, and obesity. 48% supported using incentives — both penalties and rewards — to motivate patients to comply with medical advice. Another 36% supported using penalties only.

The Center for Healthcare Decisions (CHCD) in partnership with LeadingAge California developed the California Medicare CHAT Collaborative (“MedCHAT”) to encourage public input on Medicare. MedCHAT is an interactive, computer-based simulation, in which participants create a benefits package when potential coverage options exceed current Medicare funding. For the past year, 82 three-hour MedCHAT sessions were conducted throughout the state involving 810 Californians: seniors, younger adults, healthcare professionals, community leaders and those working in senior services.

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