Payment Integrity Evolution

Over the past decade, the healthcare industry has seen payment integrity evolve from an under-resourced operational niche to a strategic asset that is central to the overall management of medical expense. A paradigm shift is underway, wherein many payers are recognizing that the status quo will not suffice in a volatile, disruptive market where, among other things, technology is advancing rapidly. Many are at the initial stages of fully understanding and implementing elements of a comprehensive future vision for payment integrity efforts, which in addition to dedicated analytic staff, comprise a team committed to ideation and innovation. Vital measures to track and drive performance of Payment Integrity (PI) initiatives, including the use of industry benchmarks and annual goal setting are gaining traction.

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