The effect of consumer incentives on medicaid beneficiaries' compliance with well-child visit guidelines

John A. Nyman, Jean M. Abraham, William Riley

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Abstract

The Affordable Care Act of 2010 recommends that consumer incentives be employed to increase the use of preventive care by Medicaid beneficiaries, but few evaluative studies exist. This study evaluates a Target gift card incentive employed by a Minnesota health plan serving Medicaid beneficiaries over the period 2002-2003. Lacking a contemporaneous control group, the proximity between the child's residence and the nearest Target store was used as the intervention variable. Using alternative specifications for the intervention variable, results of the difference-in-differences equations suggest that the incentive program significantly increased the likelihood that a Medicaid beneficiary would have a well-child visit.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)47-56
Number of pages10
JournalInquiry (United States)
Volume50
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 2 2013
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health Policy

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