Health and Wellness Incentives: Positioning for Outcome-Based Rewards

Outcomes-based rewards have a place in an overall incentives offering, notes John Riedel, president, Riedel & Associates Consultants, Inc., but despite the growth in these offerings, companies should keep their incentive options open. To maximize effectiveness, programs should include something for all: simple items like gift cards and tee shirts for sign-on, progress-based rewards to move individuals along, and outcomes-based incentives for individuals who take their health seriously. Reidel examines the staying power of extrinsic incentives and suggests eight questions companies should ask themselves to determine whether they’ve truly constructed a culture of health for the population they serve.

John Riedel shared the key strategies in sustaining a health and wellness incentive program and moving toward outcome-based results during Health and Wellness Incentives: Positioning for Outcome-Based Rewards, a February 4, 2013 webinar, now available for replay.




Length: 12:21 minutes

Physician Hospital Organizations: Developing a Collaborative Structure for Shared Savings Agreements

Physician-hospital organizations have been around before, but it’s the emphasis on quality that sets today’s PHO apart from the 80’s version. In PHO 2.0, where healthcare value is favored over volume, clinical integration of participating physicians is a prerequisite, agree Greg Mertz, director of Healthcare Strategy Group, and Travis Ansel, its manager of strategic services. In this interview, they talk about the essential first steps of PHO creation and the perennial challenges of physician engagement and clinical leadership in this emerging collaborative model.

Greg Mertz and Travis Ansel explored the key contractual elements to consider when creating a PHO during a January 23, 2013 webinar, Physician Hospital Organizations: Developing a Collaborative Structure for Shared Savings Agreements, a 45-minute program sponsored by The Healthcare Intelligence Network.

Greg Mertz and Travis Ansel



Length: 8:02 minutes