Does Targeting Higher Health Risk Employees or Increasing Intervention Intensity Yield Savings in a Workplace Wellness Program?
This article aims to test whether a workplace wellness program reduces health care cost for higher risk employees or employees with greater participation.
Jan 5, 2016
Incentives for Workplace Wellness Programs: They Increase Employee Participation, but Building a Better Program Is Just as Effective
Presents information on the landscape of wellness programs, use of incentives, and their effect on participation, drawn from the first study on this topic to be based on national survey data.
May 11, 2015
This report leverages existing data on wellness programs to explore patterns of wellness program availability, employers' use of incentives, and program participation and utilization among employees.
May 11, 2015
A substantial proportion of advanced imaging studies ordered by emergency physicians may be medically unnecessary.
Apr 7, 2015
The authors assess the differential clinical and economic value of fidaxomicin compared with metronidazole and vancomycin in the treatment of Clostridium difficile infection (CDI).
Jul 1, 2014
Ambulatory Surgical Services Provided Under California Workers' Compensation: An Assessment of the Feasibility and Advisability of Expanding Coverage
Analyzing requirements for ambulatory surgical centers and Medicare coverage criteria for ASC services, authors examine whether common workers' compensation inpatient procedures should be added to California's Official Medical Fee Schedule for ASCs.
May 22, 2014
Examines the return on investment (ROI) that companies realize from workplace wellness programs, focusing on the ROI provided by disease management programs versus lifestyle management programs.
Jan 9, 2014
Workplace wellness programs are increasingly popular. Employers expect them to improve employee health and well-being, lower medical costs, increase productivity, and reduce absenteeism.
Jan 1, 2014
This fact sheet describes the results of research into the factors influencing physician professional satisfaction and their implications for health care.
Oct 11, 2013
Factors Affecting Physician Professional Satisfaction and Their Implications for Patient Care, Health Systems, and Health Policy
This report presents the results of a series of surveys and semistructured interviews intended to identify and characterize determinants of physician professional satisfaction.
Oct 9, 2013
Workplace wellness programs have become increasingly common in the United States, but what do these programs look like? A 2012 national survey gives us the skinny on typical components, incentives for participation, and levels of employee engagement.
Jul 31, 2013
The report investigates the characteristics of workplace wellness programs, their prevalence, their impact on employee health and medical cost, facilitators of their success, and the role of incentives in such programs.
May 30, 2013
The recent passage of the Affordable Care Act has heightened the importance of workplace wellness programs. This paper used administrative data from 2002 to 2007 for PepsiCo's self-insured plan members to evaluate the effect of its wellness program on medical costs and utilization.
May 1, 2013
Dissemination and Adoption of Comparative Effectiveness Research Findings When Findings Challenge Current Practices
An analysis of factors that impede the translation of comparative effectiveness research (CER) into clinical practice and those that facilitate it, based on case studies of five recent CER studies.
Oct 10, 2012
Cost-effectiveness Analysis of Interferon Beta-1b for the Treatment of Patients with a First Clinical Event Suggestive of Multiple Sclerosis
Early treatment with IFNB-1b for a first clinical event suggestive of MS was found to improve patient outcomes while controlling costs.
May 1, 2012
Power to the People: The Role of Consumer-Controlled Personal Health Management Systems in the Evolution of Employer-Based Health Care Benefits
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act has piqued employers' interest in new benefit designs. This paper reviews consumer-controlled personal health management systems that could help individuals control and manage their health care.
Sep 13, 2011