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Medicare Part D Claims
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
California 32,323 $16.1M
Pennsylvania 25,985 $9.85M
New York 25,937 $11.3M
Florida 23,396 $8.99M
Ohio 18,420 $7.09M
Illinois 17,592 $6.92M
Texas 16,790 $6.39M
Michigan 12,168 $4.95M
Massachusetts 11,516 $5.36M
New Jersey 10,507 $4.55M
North Carolina 9,985 $3.74M
Missouri 9,055 $3.32M
Wisconsin 8,577 $3.28M
Indiana 8,130 $3.02M
Minnesota 7,612 $3.21M
Georgia 7,529 $2.9M
Washington 7,462 $3.19M
Virginia 7,458 $3.05M
Kentucky 6,892 $2.58M
Tennessee 6,412 $2.28M
Iowa 5,965 $2.03M
Oregon 5,943 $2.46M
Arizona 5,926 $2.68M
Oklahoma 5,889 $1.9M
Connecticut 5,053 $2.18M
Kansas 4,703 $1.56M
Maryland 4,436 $1.96M
Puerto Rico 4,426 $1.08M
Alabama 4,174 $1.36M
Colorado 4,071 $1.77M
Louisiana 3,695 $1.19M
South Carolina 3,591 $1.37M
West Virginia 3,559 $1.19M
Nebraska 3,440 $1.19M
Maine 3,360 $1.55M
Arkansas 2,846 $982K
Mississippi 2,415 $766K
Rhode Island 2,248 $847K
New Mexico 2,117 $953K
Nevada 2,052 $927K
Utah 2,012 $821K
New Hampshire 1,875 $820K
Idaho 1,792 $660K
Montana 1,350 $461K
Vermont 1,167 $538K
South Dakota 1,123 $350K
Hawaii 888 $465K
Delaware 800 $382K
North Dakota 768 $276K
Wyoming 743 $261K
Alaska 485 $196K
District of Columbia 324 $134K
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 »

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