5 payer trends to watch in 2018

Henry Kotula

Anthem’s policies looked to nudge patients to less costly outpatient facilities, including urgent care centers and freestanding imaging centers. Providers will need to manage patients post-discharge and keep them healthy in their homes rather than in hospitals. Krishna believes payers may move more into bundled payments, bonus payments and capitation as it pushes providers to care for the whole patient rather than receiving payments for individual services. [link].