Research Grants

Funding For:

Medically Integrated Dispensing in Oncology

Prescription Drugs


Genevieve Kanter, University of Pennsylvania

Grant Period:

Jan 01, 2021 - Aug 31, 2023



Summary of the Project:

Community-based oncology practices are increasingly dispensing oral anticancer drugs directly in their practices as these drugs proliferate and replace the intravenous (IV) agents that have historically been a significant source of practice revenue. This study will use claims data from Anthem to characterize trends in integrated dispensing of oral anticancer drugs since 2008 and investigate how integrated dispensing affects oncologists’ choice of oral vs. IV therapy, total spending and patient out-of-pocket spending. Findings are expected to inform health plans and policymakers about how to best manage integrated dispensing and refine coordinated care models.

Grantee Publications

May 23, 2024

Cancer Treatment Before and After Physician-Pharmacy Integration

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Author: Genevieve P. Kanter, Pelin Ozluk, Winnie Chi, et al

July 13, 2022

Trends in Medically Integrated Dispensing Among Oncology Practices

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Author: Genevieve P. Kanter, Ravi B. Parikh, Michael J. Fisch, David Debono, Justin Bekelman, Yao Xu, Stephanie Schauder, Gosia Sylwestrzak, John J. Barron, Rebecca Cobb, Dima M. Qato, and Mireille Jacobson