Research Grants

Funding For:

Provider Price Strategies and Insurer Counter-Strategies for Infused Drugs in Hospital and Independent Sites of Care

Prescription Drugs


James Robinson, University of California, Berkeley

Grant Period:

Jan 01, 2022 - Jun 30, 2023



Summary of the Project:

This study will document private-payer pricing variation for 113 infused drugs delivered both in hospital outpatient departments and independent physician offices, identify factors significantly associated with the pricing variation, and estimate the potential savings if insurers use coinsurance, narrow networks, or reference pricing to shift drug infusion services from hospital outpatient departments to physician offices.

Grantee Publications

January 25, 2024

Hospital Prices for Physician-Administered Drugs for Patients with Private Insurance

Learn More

Author: James C. Robinson, Christopher Whaley, and Sanket S. Dhruva