No more reward points for B.C. pharmacy customers, courts rule
BC Court of Appeal overturned a previous ruling that allowed pharmacists to issue loyalty points for customers. The College of Pharmacists of BC had long been fighting to prevent companies like Sobeys, which owns Canada Safeway, and Shoppers Drug Mart from issuing loyalty points for pharmacy purchases. […]Read more
DOCTORS ARE BEING PAID TO KEEP PATIENTS HEALTHY INSTEAD OF ONLY WHEN THEY ARE SICK
Discovery Health has decided to pay doctors more for having healthier diabetic patients whose condition is managed so that they do not develop complications that need treatment in hospital.
Discovery Health CEO Jonathan Broomberg said: “Discovery Health is reimbursing some doctors based […]Read more
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 […]Read more
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]Read more
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), […]
Medibank Private managing director George Savvides has called on the Turnbull government to deliver landmark reforms that would allow funds to give “frustrated” members value for money, transparency and certainty over their level of care and expenses.
Mr Savvides revealed Medibank Private had examined loyalty rewards, believing if insurers could offer corporate discounts of 8 to […]