On “Bundled” Medical Payments

Payor Savings Evidence?

New Evidence for Private Payor Savings Through Bundled Payments

A new RAND Corporation study on bundled payments in the private sector was published in the March 2021 issue of Health Affairs. The study analyzed data from over 2,000 procedures performed as part of a direct payment program by Carrum Health between 2016 and 2020, and found significant savings from this bundled payment program, without any significant changes in quality. This study adds important evidence to the argument in favor of bundled payments and is especially important because it examines the under-studied area of bundled payment models from commercial payment systems. (Read more…) 


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