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Health Reward Stat of the Day – July 9

Healthcare providers are collecting $0.18 to $0.34 on the dollar from patients with high-deductible plans, said Christopher Kerns, managing director at the Advisory Board Co. Once a bill exceeds 5% of household income, a patient’s propensity to pay drops to nearly zero, he added.Yet the impact of high-deductible plans on bad debt varies from system […]

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Health Reward Stat of the Day – July 7

Employers are creating “gateways”- behaviors that individuals must complete or adhere with in order to earn incentives, or have access to all health plans.  According to the 2015 National Business Group on Health study on incentives, the following percentage of employers deny incentives if the following are not completed or adhered with:

Health risk assessment – 19%
Biometric screening […]

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Health Reward Stat of the Day – May 21

Employers are creating “gateways”- behaviors that individuals must complete or adhere with in order to earn incentives, or have access to all health plans.  According to the 2015 National Business Group on Health study on incentives, the following percentage of employers deny incentives if the following are not completed or adhered with:

Health risk assessment – […]

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Health Reward Stat of the Day – April 15

Research shows effects of value-based pay models
A study of the Fairview Health Services accountable care organization in Minnesota, which bases 40% of pay on quality and performance outcomes, showed clinicians who made the biggest improvements were those with the lowest baseline performance scores. A second study of the Physician Group Incentive Program in Michigan found […]

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Health Reward Stat of the Day – March 10

According to a February 2015 report from the International Foundation of Employee Benefits Plans, dubbed Workplace Wellness Trends, based upon interviews with 479 management and professional level employees of U.S. and Canadian firms, when U.S. respondents were asked additional questions about health insurance-based incentives and wellness-specific provisions of ACA, about half (47.9%) of surveyed U.S. organizations’ insurance-based wellness […]

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It’s Time to Let Pharma Use Rewards to Drive Adherence

How can we expect pharmaceutical companies to deliver greater value and improve health outcomes if we don’t allow them to take full advantage of financial rewards in driving medication adherence and related patient behavior? Consumers want them and virtually everyone in healthcare is allowed to offer them. Even Medicare!! Except pharmaceutical companies.  It’s time to […]

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Health Reward Stat of the Day – March 5

According to the Workplace Wellness Trends survey from the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans released in February 2015, which surveyed 479 individuals from the U.S. and Canada, including benefits and human resources professionals, financial managers, and other professionals, when asked what areas they were increasing emphasis on in their wellness related offerings, incentives ranked only […]

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Health Reward Stat of the Day – March 4

According to the Benchmark Study from Evolution1 entitled “2014 Healthcare Benefits Trends” released in February 2015, when asked “How do you promote positive health outcomes at your company?, 20.3 percent indicated that they would be providing incentives/rewards for certain health-related tasks. Other responses are below:

Offer at Least One Wellness Program – 52.5%
Do Not Promote Any at This […]

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Health Reward Stat of the Day – Feb 25

According to a February 2015 report from the International Foundation of Employee Benefits Plans, dubbed Workplace Wellness Trends, based upon interviews with 479 management and professional level employees of U.S. and Canadian firms, nearly four in five organizations (77%) are using some type of incentive to increase participation in wellness programs and encourage healthy behaviors (Exhibit […]

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Brigham and Women’s Hospital Innovation Hub Names Rewards as One of Top 10 Innovations of 2015

What are the most promising upcoming healthcare innovations that are likely to have the biggest impact on improving patient care in 2015?
The Brigham Innovation Hub team applied its collective clinical knowledge and innovation experience to develop a list of Top 10 Healthcare Innovations in 2015. The process began by gathering ideas from both clinical and […]

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