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Medicare Part D Claims
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
California 97,550 $63.4M
Texas 58,365 $41.5M
New York 42,488 $21.1M
Florida 40,263 $23.9M
Georgia 29,064 $19.2M
Illinois 25,782 $13.9M
Ohio 24,862 $13.9M
North Carolina 21,575 $13.7M
Pennsylvania 20,427 $10.1M
New Jersey 19,150 $9.68M
Tennessee 18,218 $10.8M
Michigan 18,074 $11.1M
Virginia 17,405 $11.2M
Louisiana 14,330 $8.62M
Missouri 13,818 $7.5M
Indiana 12,596 $7.62M
Mississippi 12,494 $7.99M
Arizona 12,240 $7.14M
Maryland 12,238 $7.26M
Alabama 11,835 $8.42M
South Carolina 11,539 $7.79M
Washington 10,965 $6.44M
Massachusetts 9,105 $4.67M
Wisconsin 7,837 $4.33M
Connecticut 7,195 $4.18M
Kentucky 7,156 $4.23M
Arkansas 6,155 $3.64M
Hawaii 5,969 $4.04M
Colorado 5,385 $3.12M
Minnesota 5,377 $3.12M
Oklahoma 5,334 $3.93M
Iowa 4,900 $2.4M
Nevada 4,809 $2.65M
Oregon 4,681 $2.81M
New Mexico 4,240 $2.56M
Kansas 3,706 $2.13M
District of Columbia 3,590 $2.11M
West Virginia 3,475 $1.86M
Nebraska 2,920 $1.64M
Puerto Rico 2,783 $1.72M
Alaska 2,690 $1.05M
Utah 1,884 $999K
Idaho 1,806 $961K
South Dakota 1,594 $885K
Delaware 1,204 $743K
Rhode Island 1,199 $505K
North Dakota 995 $453K
New Hampshire 929 $550K
Montana 880 $491K
Maine 660 $424K
Vermont 550 $265K
Wyoming 360 $199K
About This Data

ProPublica obtained prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, under the Freedom of Information Act. The data for 2011 includes nearly 1.2 billion prescriptions written by 1.6 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 364,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. About three-fourths went to patients 65 and older; the rest were for disabled patients. Methodology »

Incorrect Info?

If you are a provider and you believe your address is incorrect, check the listing you created on the National Provider Identifier registry. If you change your listing, send a note to and we will update your information. If you have other questions about this data, send a note to