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Health Reward Stat of the Day – Oct 20

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Various states have been expanding Medicaid incentive programs. The maximum value of incentives varies widely by state:

  • Incentives range from $20 in California for calling a smoking cessation helpline and participating in counseling sessions to $1,860 per year in New Hampshire for participating in a weight loss program.
  • Eight out of the ten states offer incentives that range between $215-$600 per year.
  • States are rewarding both participation in prevention- and treatment-related activities as well as health outcomes.
  • All states are rewarding beneficiaries for participation or behavior change (such as attending smoking cessation or diabetes self-management programs).
  • Seven states are also offering incentives for improved health outcomes (such as weight loss, smoking cessation or a negative CO breathalyzer test, or improved blood tests). 
  • Connecticut is offering additional incentives for repeated participation or repeated improved health outcomes.

http://kff.org/report-section/an-overview-of-medicaid-incentives-for-the-prevention-of-chronic-diseases-mipcd-grants-issue-brief-status-of-mipcd-programs-to-date-8631/ 

 

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