Market Trends in Bundled Payments

Bundled payments have emerged as a reimbursement method that supports health care providers’ efforts to redesign care and improve outcomes for specific patient populations and clinical episodes of care. They offer financial incentives for various providers to work with each other and with patients to deliver care in a more coordinated manner.

The AHA Center for Health Innovation, in collaboration with the University of Pennsylvania’s Center for Health Incentives and Behavioral Economics (CHIBE), hosted a two-part introductory webinar series on bundled payments last fall called “Bundled Payments: Learning in Action Series.”

In Part 1, CHIBE’s Amol Navathe, M.D., and the University of Washington’s Joshua M. Liao, M.D., covered core aspects of bundled payment programs, including their goals, program types, design, trends in participation and types of participating entities, and relevant stakeholders. They emphasized helping clinicians and leaders identify other similar organizations that are participating in bundled payment programs and facing similar challenges and tasks. Attendees gained an appreciation for key market trends and forces around bundled payments.


Amol Navathe

Amol Navathe, M.D., PhD
Associate Director
Center for Health Incentives and Behavioral Economics University of Pennsylvania

Joshua M. Liao

Joshua M. Liao, M.D., MSc, FACP
Associate medical director of contracting and value-based care
University of Washington


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