Flip No. 28

Create preventive care incentives

Incentivize patients for on-time wellness and preventative care.

By Stacey Tinianov

To be healthy, engaged patients, we all have some awareness of what annual check-ups and screenings are required. Yet nothing encourages patients to schedule great preventive health routines, nor does the current health insurance payment system encourage practitioners to educate patients on preventive screenings and timelines. Some insurers have experimented with financial incentives for healthy lifestyle changes, like covering gym memberships with demonstrated use of the gym. Are there community-based incentives that a clinical practice might implement to inspire timely screening appointments or up-to-date vaccinations?