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), […]
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 […]
The federal government is penalizing 758 hospitals with higher rates of patient safety incidents, and more than half of those places had also been fined last year, Medicare records released late Wednesday show.
Among the hospitals getting punished for the first time are some well-known institutions, including Stanford Health Care in Northern California, Denver Health Medical […]
The Affordable Care Act is about to test how well people respond to economic incentives.
About 3.5 million Americans who are uninsured today could get health coverage in 2016 for less than what they’ll pay in penalties under the ACA, according to a new analysis.
That’s because the Affordable Care Act’s fines for skipping health insurance will rise next year. On […]
In 2014, Cigna distributed more than $80 million in rewards to Cigna group health plan customers who completed 1.6 million health goals. And in the first 8 months of 2015, Cigna customers have earned over $93 million in awards through their employer incentive programs by completing health goals.*
The infographic below highlights more of the key […]
Alexandra residents are urged not to expect freebies as a reward for taking part in organised health-related activities.
This was said at a 5km fun walk, organised by Joburg City Council’s Region E’s Department of Health, which was held at the Altrec Sports Complex. The fun walk saw different age groups walk around the township as […]
Dubai bank launches savings account linked to fitness
Emirates NBD, Dubai’s biggest bank, has announced the launch of a new savings account that links health to wealth.
The Emirates NBD Fitness Account is a mobile-based savings account that allows customers to earn higher interest on their balances linked to their level of physical activity.
Customers will earn interest […]
Dubai to reward residents choosing to be healthier with shopping vouchers
Dubai residents who adopt a healthier lifestyle, such as eating salads, walking a couple of kilometres or choosing sugar-free snacks, will be rewarded with free gym meberships, movie tickets and shopping vouchers as part of the emirate’s latest healthy living drive.
The reward system will be […]