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The American Hospital Association disputed UHG’s findings, saying that drug manufacturers themselves are the main culprit in rising costs.

At a time when drug costs are a top concern for employers, UnitedHealth Group (UHG) has released a report finding that specialty drugs are a key driver of health care costs. The UHG study suggests that hospital delivery of these drugs contribute to the problem; the report claims that $4 billion could be saved if such drugs were administered outside of hospital settings.

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