Webinar Resources

Non-Financial Provider Incentives: Looking Beyond Provider Payment Reform


Feb. 16, 2018
2:00 - 3:00 p.m. ET


Physicians play a critical role in efforts to deliver better value, making them the primary target of strategies to address poor quality and high costs. Efforts to modify provider behaviors have primarily relied on new reimbursement methods, with mixed success. But a growing body of evidence suggests that non-financial incentives may be an equally, if not more, effective way to incentivize a value-driven approach to care. This webinar will explore non-financial incentives’ ability to deliver better value by increasing use of high-value services, decreasing use of low-value services and decreasing excess prices.


Jason Doctor, Schaeffer Center, University of Southern California

Amanda Hunt, Altarum's Healthcare Value Hub

Daniella Meeker, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California

Lynn Quincy, Altarum's Healthcare Value Hub


Key Studies on non-financial provider incentives:

  • de Brantes, François, and Stacey Eccleston, Improving Incentives to Free Motivation, pages 7-24, Altarum, Ann Arbor, Mich. (Aug. 7, 2013).
  • Berenson, Robert A., and Thomas Rice, “Beyond Measurement and Reward: Methods of Motivating Quality Improvement and Accountability,” Health Services Research, Vol. 50, No. 2 (December 2015).
  • Lee, Thomas H., and Toby Cosgrove, “Engaging Doctors in the Health Care Revolution,” Harvard Business Review (June 2014).
  • Meeker, Daniella, et al., “Effect of Behavioral Interventions on Inappropriate Antibiotic Prescribing Among Primary Care Practices: A Randomized Clinical Trial,” JAMA, Vol. 315, No. 6 (Feb. 9, 2016).
  • Roland, Martin, and R. Adams Dudley, “How Financial and Reputational Incentives Can Be Used to Improve Medical Care,” Health Services Research, Vol. 50, No. 2 (December 2015).