Payers or health insurers play an important role in the healthcare ecosystem. As the industry undergoes transformational changes due to advancements in data analytics and medical technologies, payers too are becoming more innovative and agile to ensure higher-value and more accessible healthcare for their members and broader communities. 

Healthcare payers are increasingly focused on designing optimal care plans by leveraging their core strengths in consumer engagement and insights to ensure that members receive appropriate and affordable healthcare services in the right setting and at the right time. 

Finding the best payers in the healthcare industry 

Hospital Management has listed some of the leading payers in the healthcare industry based on its intel, insights and decades-long experience in the sector. 

The list includes general medical, dental, long-term care and employee healthcare payers, as well as companies that provide consultancy services and digital solutions for healthcare payers. 

The information contained within the download document is useful for hospital administers, billing executives, healthcare insurance planners and managers and any other individual associated with health insurance product development, marketing and claim processing. 

The download contains detailed information on healthcare payers and their product and service lines, alongside contact details to aid your purchasing or hiring decision. 

Who are the payers in the healthcare industry? 

Payers in the healthcare industry include health plan providers and the organisations that finance or reimburse healthcare services and medical product expenses for the member patients they represent. 

Healthcare payers actively coordinate with hospitals in integrating clinical, claims, operational and financial data from multiple sources and settling the medical bills on behalf of the patients. 

The roles and functions of payers in the healthcare industry include, but are not limited to: 

  • Designing and marketing health plans 
  • Processing eligibility and enrolling members 
  • Collecting revenue through premium payments 
  • Documenting the medical services and products utilised by beneficiaries 
  • Negotiating rates for medical services 
  • Settling medical bills with care providers, and 
  • Processing and settling insurance claims 

Emerging roles of healthcare payers 

Payers in the healthcare industry are increasingly shifting focus from their conventional roles as medical cost managers and network contractors to become more active participants in healthcare delivery, as they have begun to pursue innovative managed-care models through strategic partnership and deeper involvement and integration with healthcare providers. 

Meanwhile, healthcare payers are also seeking to improve members’ experience, health outcomes and wellbeing by facilitating continuous, seamless, preventative and personalised healthcare services through omnichannel engagement. 

Download our list here.