financial incentive


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financial incentive

A cash payment made to a patient who achieves a health-related goal such as sustaining a weight loss over a 6-month period or maintaining abstinence from a toxic substance.
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Financial incentives, either in the form of transfer of funds or reduction or elimination of direct customary charges that encourage a behaviour or action by the woman and family, have the potential to significantly reduce economic barriers posed by direct and informal fees as well as costs relating to transport, meals, lodging of accompanying family members, and other related expenses.
The financial incentives can improve results, and improve compliance and adherence," he added.
One participant stated that the offer of a financial incentive had no influence on him, but that he was supportive of the use of incentives if they help others improve their health.
Paying people to quit smoking significantly increased smoking-cessation rates, compared with a control strategy that had no financial incentives, according to a workplace-based study.
Proposed regulations for the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 provide guidance that enables employer-sponsored wellness programs to aggressively promote and reward healthy behaviors using significant financial incentives.
An individual is more likely to be offended by a law that offers financial incentives for organs as he or she AGE and are MARRIED.
Thus, for non-working welfare recipients, financial incentive programs result in only a work-encouraging substitution effect.
Many employers use financial incentives - such as cash, reduced copayments or gifts - to encourage expectant mothers to see their physicians during their first trimester.
Perhaps the most intriguing is the emergence of a financial incentives proposal for deceased-donor beneficiaries developed by Richard M.
BOVIS HOMES is offering deals on selected properties across the region, where buyers can benefit from financial incentives on identified "House of the Month" properties.
During the past 5 years, an increasing number of health plans and self-insured employers have instituted financial incentive programs as a strategy for motivating health care providers to improve quality of care.
Women's rights advocates want to abolish marriage payments, or lobolo, saying they create a financial incentive for parents to marry off their daughters.

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