A WSJ article outlines the conundrum with pay for performance:
Can hospitals persuade discharged patients such as Betty Beauchaine to pass up a Fourth of July hot dog?
It’s more about the patients than the providers. And if health status isn’t incentive enough, maybe greenbacks are. From Marketplace:
We published a paper that shows that if you pay individuals $7 a pound, you can get the type of weight loss that’s traditionally seen through off-the-shelf weight- loss programs.