News tagged with financial incentives

Guidance offered for ethical referrals within ACOs

(HealthDay)—For accountable care organizations (ACOs), referrals within the ACO can be ethical as long as their selection is influenced in a manner that is transparent, with appropriate metrics and the ...

Jan 15, 2015
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Financial incentives double smoking quit rates

Offering small financial incentives doubles smoking cessation rates among socioeconomically disadvantaged smokers, according to research from The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth). ...

Nov 17, 2014
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Study shows social gaming site effective weight loss tool

Researchers from The Miriam Hospital have found that DietBet, a web-based commercial weight loss program that pairs financial incentives with social influence, delivers significant weight losses. The study and its findings ...

Feb 18, 2014
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AMA supports overhaul of Medicare doctors' pay

The American Medical Association says it strongly supports legislation that would change the way Medicare pays doctors, to emphasize quality care and not just sheer volume of services.

Feb 10, 2014
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