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Healthcare Payer Services Market - by Service Type (BPO Services, ITO Services, KPO) By Application (Claims Management Services, Analytics & Fraud Management Services, HR Services), By End-use (Private Payers, Public), & Global Forecast 2023 - 2032

  • Report ID: GMI5701
  • Published Date: May 2023
  • Report Format: PDF

Healthcare Payer Services Market Size

Healthcare Payer Services Market size exceeded USD 57.7 billion in 2022 and will depict over 9.1% CAGR between 2023 and 2032.

Healthcare Payer Services Market

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Increasing healthcare cost and expensive medical bills is expected to boost the market growth. Healthcare payers are seeking innovative solutions to manage expenses, optimize resource allocation, and deliver value-based care. Also, increasing shift towards digitalization and the adoption of advanced technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI), healthcare analytics, and automation are significantly propelling the market growth. However, increasing adoption of health insurance, growing burden of chronic diseases and healthcare frauds are some of the prominent factors proliferating the healthcare payer services market growth.

Healthcare payer services refer to the range of administrative and operational activities performed by healthcare payers to manage and facilitate the payment and delivery of healthcare services. These services include but are not limited to claims processing, enrolment and eligibility verification, customer support, provider network management, utilization review, medical coding and billing, data management and analytics, and regulatory compliance. The goal of healthcare payer services is to ensure efficient and effective administration of healthcare benefits, accurate processing of claims, timely reimbursement to healthcare providers, and satisfactory customer experiences.

COVID-19 Impact

The COVID-19 pandemic had a significant impact on the healthcare payer services market. The surge in infections and hospitalizations has increased the demand for outsourcing services, leading to opportunities for healthcare payers to enhance efficiency, reduce errors, and control costs. The pandemic has also heightened awareness among individuals about the importance of health coverage, resulting in a higher number of people purchasing health insurance plans. This has significantly increased the demand for healthcare payers services thereby, contributed to the market growth. Overall, the COVID-19 crisis has acted as a catalyst for positive changes in the healthcare payer services business thereby, driving improvements in operational efficiency and customer satisfaction.

Healthcare Payer Services Market Trends

Increasing adoption of insurance policies owing to growing burden of chronic disease, increasing healthcare expense among others significantly impact the market growth. Healthcare payer solutions are enterprise core administration and claims management platforms that enable payer organizations to expand, innovate, and save costs across various business lines. Also, the insurance enrolment process involves registering with an insurance provider to become a member of the plan.

Healthcare Payer Services Industry Restraint

Healthcare payers continue to rely on digital technologies to streamline operations that contributed to an increased risk of data breaches and loss of confidentiality. The sensitive patient information and financial data makes healthcare payers a prime target for cyberattacks, and any breach that can have severe consequences, including damage to reputation, financial losses, and legal liabilities. Also, the pandemic has further exacerbated this risk with more employees working remotely and using personal devices to access company data. Thus, lack of encryption, access controls, and employee training to prevent breaches and safeguard patient and business data may impede the market growth.

Healthcare Payer Services Market Analysis

Healthcare Payer Services Market Size, By Service Type

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By service type, the business process outsourcing (BPO) segment held around 49% of the healthcare payer services market share in 2022 and is projected to witness robust growth. BPO in healthcare payer services involves outsourcing non-core business processes such as claims processing, customer service, billing and coding, medical transcription, and healthcare revenue cycle management. These functions are crucial for healthcare payers but are not their primary focus. By outsourcing these processes to specialized BPO providers, healthcare payers can benefit from cost savings, increased efficiency, and access to specialized expertise, thereby driving the market growth.

By application, the claims management services captured for significant market proportion in 2022 and is predicted to grow at 9.4% through 2032. Outsourcing of claim management services allows healthcare payers to streamline operations, focus on core activities and reduce administrative costs. Also, they partner with specialized providers that enables healthcare payers to gain access to expertise in coding, regulations, and industry best practices, ensuring accurate claims processing and minimizing errors. The scalability of outsourcing providers enables payers to handle fluctuating claim volumes efficiently, thereby propelling the healthcare payer services market growth.

Global Healthcare Payer Services Market Revenue Share, By End-use

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Based on end-use, the private payers segment value cross USD 83 billion by 2032. Numerous advantages offered by the private payers such as flexibility in selecting health insurance, extensive networks of healthcare providers among others are forecast to impact the market growth. Private payers also offer value-added services such as telemedicine and wellness programs, enhancing the overall healthcare experience.

Moreover, private payers in healthcare stay ahead through innovation, leveraging technology and data analytics for efficiency and personalized services. They offer supplementary insurance options for dental, vision, and disability coverage, allowing plan customization. Thus, several benefits offered by private payers is slated to drive the market growth.

U.S. Healthcare Payer Services Market Size

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North America dominated approximately 38% of the healthcare payer services market share in 2022 and is set to observe considerable growth rate up to 2032. Increasing healthcare expenditure, rising adoption of digital technologies, and the need for efficient and cost-effective healthcare services are driving the growth of healthcare payer services in the region. Furthermore, rising healthcare costs and various government initiatives to standardize coding and reimbursement guidelines are propelling the market growth in North America region.

Healthcare Payer Services Market Share

Major companies operating in the healthcare payer services market include :

  • Cognizant
  • Accenture
  • Oracle Corporation
  • Merative (IBM Watson Health) 

These industry players majorly adopt various strategies including collaborations, acquisitions, mergers, and partnerships to create a global footprint and sustain market competition.

Healthcare Payer Services in News:

  • In July 2021, Cognizant collaborated with Royal Philips to develop end-to-end digital health solutions. This strategic collaboration enabled the firm to deliver and maintain leading-edge in digital health solutions and create actionable insights using bid data, thereby strengthening the market position.
  • In April 2021, Xerox Corporation acquired Groupe CT, a leading independent document management provider in Eastern Canada. This acquisition aimed at accelerating a digital transformation roadmap by combining document management services expertise with the company’s portfolio of workplace solutions. This strategy helped the company to expand its reach in North America region and drive revenue growth.

This healthcare payer services market research report includes an in-depth coverage of the industry with estimates & forecast in terms of revenue in USD from 2018 to 2032, for the following segments:

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By Service Type

  • BPO Services
  • ITO Services
  • KPO Services

By Application

  • Claims Management Services
  • Analytics And Fraud Management Services
  • Integrated Front Office Service And Back Office Operations
  • Billing And Accounts Management Services
  • Member Management Services
  • Provider Management Services
  • HR Services

By End-use

  • Private Payers
  • Public Payers

The above information is provided for the following regions and countries:

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
  • Europe
    • Germany
    • UK
    • France
    • Spain
    • Italy
    • Poland
    • Sweden
    • The Netherlands
    • Rest of Europe
  • Asia Pacific
    • Japan
    • China
    • India
    • Australia
    • South Korea
    • Indonesia
    • Philippines
    • Malaysia
    • Rest of Asia Pacific
  • Latin America
    • Brazil
    • Mexico
    • Argentina
    • Columbia
    • Chile
    • Peru
    • Rest of Latin America
  • Middle East & Africa
    • South Africa
    • Saudi Arabia
    • UAE
    • Israel
    • Turkey
    • Iran
    • Rest of MEA


Authors: Mariam Faizullabhoy, Gauri Wani

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

The market size of healthcare payer was valued at USD 57.7 billion in 2022 and will progress at 9.1% CAGR between 2023 and 2032 propelled by the increasing healthcare cost and expensive medical bills.

The BPO segment accounted for around 49% of the healthcare payer industry share in 2022 as outsourcing non-core business processes, such as claims processing and healthcare revenue cycle management, among others, are crucial for healthcare payers.

The private payer end-use segment is anticipated to reach USD 83 billion by 2032 owing to the introduction of novel technologies and data analytics for efficiency and personalized services.

North America held over 38% of the healthcare payer market share in 2022 and will grow notably through 2032 as a result of the increasing healthcare expenditure, rising adoption of digital technologies, and the need for efficient and cost-effective healthcare services in the region.

Healthcare Payer Services Market Scope

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  • Base Year: 2022
  • Companies covered: 11
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