Do incentives, penalties work? Not much evidence to date

August 2011
State Health Watch;Aug2011, Vol. 18 Issue 8, p5
The article reports that most of the state-initiated penalties and incentives given out to Medicaid beneficiaries who encourage them to change their behavior in some areas such as smoking or obesity would still need to show that they really worked. It depicts some of the fee- and incentive-based Medicaid initiatives that were made by some of the states including those of West Virginia, Florida and Wisconsin. It argues that these programs do not properly serve their purpose.


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