While payers and providers have traditionally worked in separate worlds, integrating operations can lead to more profitable operations and better patient outcomes.
New reimbursement models, along with the rise of accountable care, bundled payments, and vertical integration are driving the need for increased collaboration between payers and providers. The integration of payer and provider systems is one of the most dynamic and interesting segments of the health care market today.
Some payers are acquiring their own hospitals, while providers are adopting their own insurance models.and increase focus on therapies that deliver better health outcomes.
The Consolidation and Restructuring of Health Care Systems