Financial Incentives

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3 ways to improve physician engagement

Physician engagement is more important than ever as healthcare shifts in the direction of value-based purchasing models like accountable care organizations (ACOs), John Wallace, vice president and general manager of ACO services at McKesson, writes in Becker's Hospital Review.

4 pillars for physician engagement

As shifts in healthcare bring a more intent focus on team-based care and coordination, hospitals can boost  physician engagement  using a framework inspired by the "father of modern sociology," Max Weber, according to an  article  in  Harvard Business Review.

Financial incentives have little impact on cancer screening rates

A program to increase cancer screening rates in Canada by providing financial incentives to primary care physicians has had little effect on those screening rates, according to a study published in the July/August issue of the  Annals of Family Medicine.

Take value-based care beyond just financial rewards

For value-based payment programs to succeed, insurers must provide incentives for providers that involve more than financial rewards.

5 ways to show appreciation during National Nurses Week

In honor of National Nurses Week, employee recognition firm Michael C. Fina offers five ways your hospital can show its appreciation for nursing staff.    

NJ healthcare leaders: Cost constraints drive innovation

Financial constraints and pressure to lower costs drive healthcare innovation, industry leaders in New Jersey said during a panel discussion this week, according to NJSpotlight.

Scheduled emergencies: Is lucrative practice emblematic of a bigger problem?

A  Bloomberg News  report describes what it calls a "heart surgery factory" at Mt. Sinai Hospital in New York City. But the practice of scheduling emergency procedures in order to maximize reimbursement is widespread, according to  Forbes.

Tailor wellness programs to company's culture

More employers are implementing wellness programs that, if well-designed, should provide long-term benefits for consumers and insurers alike, including reducing hospital admissions and preventing risk factors for chronic conditions.

Group incentives achieve greater employee wellness success

As hospitals look to implement employee wellness programs, they should take heed that employees lose weight more successfully under company wellness plans that incentivize group rather than individual weight loss.

UnitedHealth reaps rewards of incentivizing members in diabetes program

UnitedHealth has found success through its Diabetes Health Plan, which has helped the nation's largest insurer improve the health of members with diabetes while simultaneously lowering healthcare...