Understanding the Use and Impact of Price Data in Health Care

2013 Call for Proposals

  • Release Date: March 15, 2013


This solicitation seeks to fund empirical studies with strong research designs that would contribute to our knowledge base of the use and impact of health care price data, with the goal of providing reliable and generalizable evidence to inform policy makers and delivery system participants and to help accelerate progress toward using price information effectively. Research could focus on measuring how widely price information is used in health care, assessing awareness of price transparency on the part of consumers and providers, exploring the impact of price data on behavior by delivery system participants, and analyzing public policy related to the use of price information in health care.

Total Awards

  • Up to $1.45 million will be available under this CFP.
  • Project funding will range from $100,000 to $250,000 to accommodate studies of 12 to 24 months.
  • A maximum of ten studies will be funded.
  • Applicants will initially submit brief proposals of 4 pages or less. Successful applicants will be invited to submit a full proposal.

Key Dates

  • April 17, 2013 (3 p.m. ET)—Deadline for receipt of online brief proposals.
  • May 14–15, 2013—Applicants notified if they have been invited to submit a full proposal.
  • June 14, 2013 (3 p.m. ET)—Deadline for receipt of online full proposals.
  • September 15, 2013—Notification of awards.
  • December 1, 2013—Grants start.

Eligibility and Selection Criteria

The Foundation may give preference to applicants that are either public entities or nonprofit organizations that are tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and are not private foundations or Type III supporting organizations. Applicant organizations must be based in the United States or its territories. We may request additional documentation.

Full eligibility and selection criteria can be found in the Call for Proposals.

April 17, 2013, 3:00 p.m. ET



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