Breadcrumb Home News November 01, 2010 01:00 AM Of Interest: When incentives go awry Tweet Share Share Email More Print Evans In a study published online by Health Affairs, researchers say Medicare offers prescription drug insurers “perverse incentives” to avoid low-income seniors by raising premiums. The paper faults poor risk adjustment, or a failure to correctly calculate the cost of care depending on patients' illnesses. Results suggest trouble ahead for policymakers as they rely on incentives and risk adjustment as they try to boost the quality and efficiency of medical care under health reform. Read more at Melanie Evans' Of Interest blog. » Letter to the Editor Send us a letter Have an opinion about this story? Click here to submit a Letter to the Editor, and we may publish it in print. Recommended for You Next Up podcast: Finding Your Place in Line - Transcript Beyond the Byline podcast: A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words - Transcript Sponsored Content View the discussion thread.