Bundled Payment Options in the 2020 Marketplace: A Guide for Employers and Other Health Care Purchasers

CPR evaluated ten bundled payment administrators – health plans, centers of excellence vendors, and others – to educate employer-purchasers on how they can implement effective bundled payment strategies.  Here is what we found.

As the nation faces the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and enters an economic recession, bundled payment promises employers and other health care purchasers additional control and predictability over costs when they need it most.

Research shows that bundled payments can deliver strong results for self-funded health care purchasers.  After observing growing interest in the space among employer-purchasers, we spent 18 months figuring out how to answer their biggest question: “How do I embark on a bundled payment strategy?”

CPR’s Bundled Payment Options in the 2020 Marketplace: A Guide for Employers and Other Health Care Purchasers summarizes key findings and recommendations from:

  • CPR’s Advancing Effective Bundled Payment collaborative, which convened four purchasers to discuss best practices and considerations for implementing bundled payment;
  • Extensive research and expert interviews with industry leaders; and
  • Detailed evaluations of bundled payment administrators using CPR’s Advancing Effective Bundled Payment Toolkit

With the release of this Report and corresponding Toolkit, CPR provides purchasers with a roadmap for evaluating and implementing bundled payment strategies, increasing the percent of health care dollars that flow through this type of alternative payment model.

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