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
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Redbrick’s 2015 survey results showed a shift toward an intent to use outcome-based incentives—those that reward or penalize participants based on changes to biometric measures. Even those not currently using outcome-based incentives models showed a fairly high interest in moving in that direction. Fully 42 percent reported that they are likely to implement outcome-based incentives in the next year. When added to the […]Read more
A recent Towers Watson study found that more than two-thirds of employers plan to implement incentives and penalties based on biometric outcomes such as blood pressure and cholesterol levels.
Towers Watson. 2013/2014 Staying@Work Survey Report.
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Based on analysis of all RedBrick Health employer clients with incentive plans from 10/1/2013 to
9/30/2014, 55% of eligible employees who took a health assessment engaged in additional health improvement activities such as live or virtual coaching, activity tracking or client-specific activities. Among the top quintile of performing clients, average engagement was 89 percent.