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In experimental psychology, an object or goal of motivated behavior.
[LL. incentivus, provocative]


Any stimulus that encourages a desired response. Incentives may be provided to patients (e.g., to ensure adherence to treatment plans), to practitioners (e.g., to improve productivity or job performance), or to students (e.g., to improve grades).

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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A disconnect can occur when a health plan aims for ideology in designing performance incentive plans and what is practical for success in implementation.
Linking performance incentive programs to quality requires that we ask, How broadly or narrowly do we envision and define the dimensions of quality?
If he achieved all of his performance incentives - and there are almost 60 subcategories, ranging from bonuses for Oregon winning a national championship or achieving a graduation rate of 100 percent to a bonus of $2,000 for winning the Civil War - Kelly could earn $556,250 this year, not counting the signing bonus.
For example, a job-skills trainer operating under a performance incentive contract would receive a share of the cost reduction resulting from a more skilled workforce.
Key components include a new influencer program, performance incentives and extended sales team collateral.
Navistar International Corporation (NYSE: NAV) announced that stockholders at its annual meeting today elected three incumbent directors to the board of directors, ratified the selection of KPMG as the company's independent registered public accounting firm and approved amendments to the company's performance incentive plan.
The Turkey-Spain Base Operations Contract is a Fixed Price Incentive (FPI) firm target with performance incentive contract with a potential value of $335 million (award is Euro 225.
In addition, stockholders ratified the appointment of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP as Ecolab's independent registered public accounting firm for 2009 and re-approved the company's Management Performance Incentive Plan, as amended.
Animo Venice is the first school to receive a grant from the High Performance Incentive Grant program which earmarks $100 million for "green" school projects funded by Proposition 1D.
In 2007, 64 hospitals earned a total of $104M through the Hospital Performance Incentive Program
The Department of General Services' Office of Public School Construction (OPSC) announced today that regulations have been approved to allow it to begin the process of awarding $100 million in High Performance Incentive Grants to California schools for more energy and resource efficient "green" classrooms.
com)-- HMI Performance Incentives recently launched its newest product, Snap2Claim.

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