Patient Adherence

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It costs hospitals hundreds of millions of dollars in lost revenues and penalties. It cost tax payers and insurance companies $290 billion dollars in avoidable medical spending. WHAT IS IT? Patients who won't or can't follow their treatment plan. BEARS has tools to identify patients who are "At-Risk" for non-adherence and training for medical staff to improve adherence.


MACRA and MIPS is finally here. They effect how much money you get from CMS and third-party payers. Let us show you how AdM Coaching can improve your scores.

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BEARS provides the necessary tools, forms, and on-line training to integrate an effective Adherence Management (AdM) program for Holding Patients Accountable™.

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Adherence Management (AdM) Certificate

Earn 42 hours of continuing education credit! Our curriculum is based on the latest evidence and clinical practice guidelines developed by the Behavior Analytic Certification Board.

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Workshops and Consulting

BEARS offers on-site or web-based Adherence Management Coaching© skill-building workshops to provide the tools, practices and methodologies proven to build and sustain patient adherence.

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BEARS saves lives, one behavior at a time!

Recent News

“Americans always do the right thing…”

Sir Winston Churchill, a great warrior, and leader of the British people during World War II, offered this statement as an indirect jab at the American way of getting things done. He completed his thought with, "… when they have tried everything else." As a nation, as a people, as

Chief Adherence Officer (CAO): A new addition to the C-Suite?

Are you thinking about creating a Chief Adherence Officer position? Everything there is to know about patient non-adherence and the billions of dollars lost in revenue, unnecessary admissions and readmissions has been written about, conferenced on, work-shopped with, debated over, discussed about and reviewed ad nauseum.  A recent conclusion is,

What is Adherence Management: Q & A continued.

Q: Dr. Wright, what is Adherence Management?  It's a way of getting patients to follow their care plan and enjoy doing it. Q: Do you mean patients in a hospital or clinic?  The correct answer is all patients wherever they happen to be at the time they interact with the healthcare

Why Choose Us?

Your patient education and therapy skills have been acquired through years of education and practice. BEARS adds to your skills and provides behavior-based training programs to ensure that you bring out the best in your patients, employees, students, or children.

  • 1. Identify those "At-Risk!" We have discovered 22 reasons why patients don’t follow their doctor’s orders, but only one reason why they do. We help you define and reinforce the behaviors you want.
  • 2. Empathy - Patient-centeredness means looking at healthcare from the patient’s perspective.
  • 3. Focus - Patient’s have choice. By looking at the things that influence choice, an AdM Coach© can shape behaviors to make good choices.
  • 4. Simplicity - Adherence Management programs are easy to understand, implement and maintain.
  • 5. Friendliness - The science of behavior is user friendly. We intend to keep it that way.
Behavior is a simple science... Our goal is to keep it that way.

We are a behavior-focused service organization, who is making a difference in the lives of healthcare professionals, patients, and families. With more than 40 years of experience in health services, BEARS provides tools, training and certification programs in order to promote patient adherence and apply the science of behavior to improve patient outcomes.