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Health Reward Stat of the Day – Feb 2

Program to Reward Winchester Landlords for Smoke-free Housing
A new program seeks to increase the availability of smoke-free rentals in town, while rewarding landlords who comply with the town’s housing standards ordinance.

The smoke-free incentive will be in effect until Sept. 30, said Margaret A. Sharra, Winchester land use administrator and zoning code enforcement officer.

It’s funded through […]

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Health Reward Stat of the Day – Feb 1

India to Reward for Early Enrollment, Renewal and Wellness Activities
The Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (Irdai) released a draft exposure on health insurance regulations on 19 January 2016, seeking to make minor changes to the existing health insurance regulations of 2013. The draft is a result of the recommendations of the insurance committee that […]

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Health Reward Stat of the Day – Jan 29

The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) to Reward Points for Sticking to an Exercise Plan
Under this plan, which will be implemented in March 2016, residents can win reward points based on their exercise plan. “For example, if someone uses the gym three times a week, the data from the gym that is registered in this programme […]

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Health Reward Stat of the Day – Jan 14

The Philippines Department of Health (DOH) is studying the possibility of giving incentives to local government units (LGUs) that record no revelry-related injuries in welcoming the New Year, to encourage them to step up their campaigns against firecrackers.
To push local government units to scale up the campaign against the sale and use of firecrackers, Garin said […]

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Health Reward Stat of the Day – Jan 13

Health workers in impoverished, mountainous provinces in northern Viet Nam have been earning higher salaries from an experimental pay-for-performance model that aims to enhance the performance of community health centres (CHCs) and well-being of area residents.
The model, called performance-based financing (PBF), creates incentives for health workers in order to enhance the productivity, scope and quality […]

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Health Reward Stat of the Day – Jan 11

A new study of the Michigan’s Double Up Food Bucks program shows incentives that boost local fruit and vegetable purchases for food stamp participants are effective.

“The numbers show that offering incentives to use SNAP benefits for fresh produce works,” Fair Food Network president and chief executive officer Oran Hesterman said in a news release. “There […]

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Health Reward Stat of the Day – Jan 8

Higi study finds monitoring based on reward incentives can lower blood pressure and may create lasting behavioral changes
Higi, a leading retail-based health and wellness platform, today released the findings of a nearly three-year study that found a significant relationship between lowered blood pressure and an incentive-based program based on regular monitoring.
 
Higi reviewed de-identified historic data […]

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Health Reward Stat of the Day – Jan 7

Effect of Financial Incentives to Physicians, Patients, or Both on Lipid Levels
A Randomized Clinical Trial was conducted to determine whether physician financial incentives, patient incentives, or shared physician and patient incentives are more effective than control in reducing levels of low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) among patients with high cardiovascular risk.
Primary care physicians were randomly assigned to […]

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Health Reward Stat of the Day – Jan 6

New study finds financial incentives to help pregnant women stop smoking are highly cost-effective
The scientific journal Addiction has published the first cost-effectiveness analysis of financial incentives to help pregnant women stop smoking. The report found that financial incentives are highly cost-effective, with an incremental cost-effectiveness ratio (ICER) of £482 ($734) per quality-adjusted life year (QALY), […]

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Health Reward Stat of the Day – Jan 5

Survey results also showed that while co-pay discount programs sponsored by pharmaceutical companies are important in promoting adherence, rewards programs rank equally in the minds of physicians.
“In ranking the importance of medication adherence to outcomes on a scale from one to ten, with ten being ‘extremely important,’ 96 percent of respondents put it at an […]

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