GVR Report cover Healthcare Payer Services Market Size, Share & Trends Report

Healthcare Payer Services Market Size, Share & Trends Analysis Report By Services (BPO Services, ITO Services, KPO Services), By Application (Claims management services), By End Use, And Segment Forecasts, 2022 - 2030

  • Report ID: GVR-4-68039-913-3
  • Number of Pages: 100
  • Format: Electronic (PDF)
  • Historical Range: 2018 - 2020
  • Industry: Healthcare

Report Overview

The healthcare payer services market size was valued at USD 57.3 billion in 2021 and is anticipated to exhibit a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 7.7% from 2022 to 2030. The outsourcing of healthcare supply chain management services to third-party service providers is known as healthcare supply chain business process outsourcing (BPO). The growth of this market is attributed to the rise in the need for cost-effective operations and the growth in demand for advanced supply chain management (SCM) practices.

U.S. healthcare payer services market size, by service, 2020 - 2030 (USD Billion)

Minimizing the overall cost of healthcare supply chain BPO services is likely to boost market growth during the forecast period. Furthermore, due to inventory management, the demand for healthcare supply chain business process outsourcing is increasing. Due to this reason, the market is expected to grow during the forecast period. Other factors responsible for the growth of the healthcare supply chain BPO market are a decrease in healthcare delivery costs, implementation of ICD-10 codes, and patent cliffs faced by the pharmaceutical companies.

The incorporation of advanced technologies such as AI, analytics, and cloud-based service portfolio by the key players produces intense competition in the market. For example, Accenture’s cloud-based solutions diminish logistics cost, improve service revenue, and increase the availability of services for the healthcare supply chain. Hence, due to this reason, the market is expected to grow at a considerable rate. Technological advancement and integration of outsourcing processes with SCM are expected to remain the key drivers for the market during the forecast period.

The COVID-19 pandemic created challenges for healthcare payers. The reduction in healthcare funding resulted in improved financial performance for many health insurers during the pandemic. The payers have supported healthcare providers vigorously. They have created web portals that provide rapid and accurate information about the pandemic, expanded eligibility so that patients can retain health services, provided advance payments, and set up several community programs for health equity. For future initiatives, the key players are involved in strategic partnerships, addressing systematic health inequities.

Service Insights

The ITO services segment dominated the healthcare payer services market and accounted for 51.1% of the overall revenue share in 2021. The major growth factors are increasing demand for innovative and advanced technologies, a rise in investment in AI technology, information that can be easily accessed, and a rise in involvement in healthcare decisions.

However, the healthcare payer KPO segment is expected to grow at a lucrative CAGR of 12.2% due to the upsurge in the demand for highly skilled professionals, and the cost advantage associated with outsourcing the high-end processes at a low cost to the developing countries. Moreover, the growing need in the emerging economies for low-cost high skilled professionals for domain-specific core and non-core activities of the payer vertical is one of the crucial factors anticipated to propel the sector growth in the coming years.

Application Insights

Claims management services held a majority share of over 29.9% in 2021. The presence of ACA and increasing overall healthcare expenditure are among some crucial factors that are driving the number of members enrolled in the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Claims processing services are the most data-intensive processes and form the bulk of payer workload. The claims sent by the providers are screened for eligibility criteria, authenticity, and the exact amount that needs to be reimbursed. Due to the advent of the digital era, the procedure has been streamlined and turnaround times have improved significantly.

Global healthcare payer services market share, by application, 2021 (%)

The analytics and fraud management services segment is expected to grow at the highest CAGR of 9.1%. The growing demand for predictive modeling and claim analytics is one of the main factors that is expected to drive the segment in the coming years. The increasing demand for low-cost skilled professionals in the developed economies to share the workload and to cater to high-end healthcare payer analytical applications, and the growing outsourcing of infrastructural management, application management, and data architecture are expected to positively reinforce this segment’s growth during the forecast period.

End-use Insights

The private payers accounted for the majority revenue share of 52.1% in 2021. This is due to the increasing private investment in the healthcare payer vertical and growing government support to promote private investment in the healthcare industry. However, the public payers' segment is expected to emerge as the fastest growing with a CAGR of 7.7% during the forecast period. The increasing presence of international health insurance acts such as ACA, HIPAA, and ICD-10, growing healthcare expenditure, and rapidly decreasing out-of-pocket expenditure are some of the pivotal factors expected to positively reinforce the sector growth during the forecast period.

Regional Insights

North America dominated the market and captured a revenue share of 76.1% in 2021. The growing demand for healthcare IT services is predicted to stimulate the healthcare supply chain business process outsourcing market growth during the forecast period. Changes in regulatory scenarios and increasing pressure on the healthcare industries to decrease service costs are likely to increase the demand for healthcare supply chain business process outsourcing. Hence, the regional market is expected to witness significant growth during the forecast period.

Asia Pacific is expected to advance at the fastest CAGR of 9.6% during the forecast period. This expected growth is due to rising healthcare expenditure, increasing prevalence of chronic diseases, and rising demand for resources in developing countries, like China and India. Countries such as the Philippines, China, Singapore, India, and Vietnam are at the epicenter of establishing delivery centers by the BPO service providers, thus promising higher activity from these regions during the forecast period.

Key Companies and Market Share Insights

Some key players include Cognizant, EXL, HGS Ltd., Accenture, and Genpact. Companies are focusing on research and development to introduce technologically advanced products and gain a competitive edge. Companies are also engaging in partnerships, mergers, and acquisitions, aiming to strengthen their product portfolio, manufacturing capacities, and provide competitive differentiation. For instance, in August 2020, Holy Cross Health, Memorial Healthcare System, and Oscar collaborated to provide the Medicare Advantage plan; this provides virtual, affordable care provided by a trusted doctor and a connected care team. Some prominent players in the global healthcare payer services market include:

  • Cognizant

  • EXL

  • HGS Ltd.

  • Accenture

  • Xerox Corporation

  • Concentric Corporation

  • Genpact

  • WIPRO Ltd.

  • HCL Technologies

Healthcare Payer Services Market Report Scope 

Report Attribute


Market Size value in 2022

USD 61.9 billion

Revenue forecast in 2030

USD 111.9 billion

Growth Rate

CAGR of 7.7% from 2022 to 2030

Base year for estimation


Historical data

2018 - 2020

Forecast period

2022 - 2030

Quantitative units

Revenue in USD billion and CAGR from 2022 to 2030

Report coverage

Revenue forecast, competitive landscape, growth factors, and trends

Segments covered

Services, application, end-use, region

Regional scope

North America; Europe; Asia-Pacific; Latin America; MEA

Country Scope

U.S.; Canada; U.K.; Germany; Japan; India; China; Brazil; Mexico; South Africa

Key companies profiled

Congziant; EXL; HGS Ltd.; Accenture; Xerox Corporation; Concentric Corporation; Genpact; WIPRO Ltd.; HCL Technologies

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Segments Covered in the Report

This report forecasts revenue growth at the global, regional, and country levels and provides an analysis of the latest industry trends and opportunities in each of the sub-segments from 2018 to 2030. For this study, Grand View Research has segmented the global healthcare payer services market report on the basis of service, application, end-use, and region:

  • Service Outlook (Revenue, USD Billion, 2018 - 2030)

    • BPO Services

    • ITO Services

    • KPO Services

  • Application Outlook (Revenue, USD Billion, 2018 - 2030)

    • Claims Management Services

    • Integrated Front Office Service And Back Office Operations

    • Member Management Services

    • Provider Management Services

    • Billing And Accounts Management Services

    • Analytics And Fraud Management Services

    • HR Services

  • End-use Outlook (Revenue, USD Billion, 2018 - 2030)

    • Private Payers

    • Public Payers

  • Regional Outlook (Revenue, USD Billion, 2018 - 2030)

    • North America

      • U.S.

      • Canada

    • Europe

      • U.K.

      • Germany

    • Asia Pacific

      • India

      • Japan

      • China

    • Latin America

      • Brazil

      • Mexico

    • MEA

      • South Africa

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