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.