Continually improving member engagement, care, and health outcomes are vital for the success of healthcare providers’ programs. Engaged members lead to reduced hospitalizations, readmissions, and improved Star Ratings. When members do not utilize plan benefits, miss appointments, and are unengaged, Star Ratings plummet resulting in a direct impact on the funding providers are able to receive. Low Star Ratings can also cause members to switch to higher star-scored healthcare plans.
Father’s Day honors dads around the world and the influence fathers have in our society; for many fathers, this is an important and proud day. As an employer, you can show that you acknowledge this achievement in their life by giving out small, celebratory gifts to the fathers in your organization. A token of acknowledgment on this day goes a long way, when employees feel recognized and cared for: their loyalty to the company grows.
Finding a strategy to keep Medicaid members engaged in healthy activities is not always easy. Medicaid members may have trouble with appointment attendance due to a lack of access to, or inability to pay for transportation; or, they are unable to take time off from work, which is often in arduous, blue-collar industries.
COVID-19 has taken millions of lives worldwide and continues to be a huge threat. Thankfully with the vaccine rollout ramping up across the nation, we can expect the number of deaths and hospitalizations to slow down. Getting everyone vaccinated is important in moving towards herd immunity.
As we progress through 2021 with the vaccine roll-out, many companies are deciding to keep their workforce remote due to the effectiveness in productivity as well as reduced costs. Others are turning to a hybrid model, staggering employees with a few days in the office and a few days at home. While working from home has benefits for both employers and employees, it can also have negative impacts on mental health, and for some, that impact is detrimental. For this reason, it is important that employers put wellness incentive programs in place to support their employees’ mental health.
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