By Anna Gorman, California Healthline
Patricia Alexander knew she needed a mammogram but just couldn’t find the time.
“Every time I made an appointment, something would come up,” said Alexander, 53, who lives in Moreno Valley.
Over the summer, her doctor’s office, part of Vantage Medical Group, promised her a $25 Target gift card if she got the exam. Alexander, who’s insured through Medi-Cal, California’s version of the Medicaid program for lower-income people, said that helped motivate her to make a new appointment — and keep it.
Health plans, medical practices and some Medicaid programs are increasingly offering financial incentives to motivate Medicaid patients [READ MORE HERE]
Source: OC Register