Data analytics vendor Aver Informatics has worked with insurers and employers wanting to better understand bundled payments strategies, and now the Columbus, Ohio-based company is targeting providers as well.

The key with insurers and employers has been to help them design bundled payment programs that providers will actually accept, says Elaine Daniels, director of network strategy. Aver runs analyses on a payer’s data warehouse to assess such factors as key provider partners to recruit to have enough utilization, average costs, where unnecessary services are being rendered, areas of waste and common complications, to help determine what a budget for a future bundled payments program might be. Payers want their margins to stay the same or even increase while complications and costs go down.

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