Why has the U.S. healthcare community been so resistant to bundling? Why does healthcare as a sector continue to resist the structured, comprehensive pricing models common to virtually all other business sectors? Perhaps it is inertia; perhaps it is that overall healthcare as it is currently practiced is profitable for most market players. Perhaps it is the significant role the government plays in the healthcare sector.
Whatever the cause, it is a given fact that healthcare in the U.S. costs too much. The entire sector is vulnerable to disruption by outside forces. Bundling is a responsible, self-regulating response to the healthcare cost crisis. Bundling benefits providers, payers, and patients.