Close-the-Gaps Sweepstakes Deemed a Success for Physicians and Members

Close the gaps

Results are in from Humana’s Close-the-Gaps Sweepstakes, and we believe it was a success for both health care providers and Humana-covered patients. Participating physicians received one entry for each open Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set (HEDIS®) Stars measure gap in care closed per individual Humana-covered patient.

The results show that physicians and Humana members benefitted from the sweepstakes:

  • Thirty-five individual physicians received $1,000 prepaid cards each week during the sweepstakes, which ran from Nov. 23, 2015, through March 7, 2016. The Humana Close-the-Gaps Sweepstakes awarded approximately $540,000 in $1,000 prepaid cards. Many physicians shared their gift cards with their office staff.
  • More than 50,000 Humana members benefitted by having gaps in care closed and getting necessary, HEDIS-recommended health screenings. Eight of the 11 HEDIS measures included showed improvements.

Humana plans to offer the Close-the-Gaps Sweepstakes again later in 2016. Watch for that announcement here in Humana’s YourPractice. For questions about sweepstakes or for copies of Stars Quality Report materials, physicians can call Humana Stars Quality Information at 1-888-483-5679, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Eastern time.

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George A. Andrews, M.D., M.B.A., F.A.C.P., F.A.C.C., F.C.C.P. Corporate Medical Director, Quality Strategy Development