National coalition of big businesses to form bundled payment network

The National Alliance of Healthcare Purchaser Coalitions, a nonprofit network of about 50 members representing 12,000 healthcare purchasers, is joining forces with bundled payment company Remedy Partners on a healthcare reimbursement initiative.

Through the collaboration, the organizations will form a national platform to spur employers to adopt bundled payments, according to a news release. Officials said the platform will build on Medicare nationwide for a "significant portion" of healthcare spending.

"Employer coalitions are banning together to add the breadth of public and private purchasers to Remedy Partners’ established national network of providers to develop a nationwide approach to bundled payments for surgeries and other procedures," they added.

National Alliance coalition members include Employer Health Alliance of Georgia, Employers Health, Health Services Coalition, Mid-America Coaltition on Health Care, HealthCare21 Business Coalition, MidAtlantic Business Group on Health and many others. Select coalitions will participate in the initiative at first. However, officials are not identifying specific participating employers yet, citing the early stages of the initiative and variation in employers per coalition.

 

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