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Prescriber Checkup

The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

KUVAN

SAPROPTERIN DIHYDROCHLORIDE

At a Glance: This Drug in 2014

1,122
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 1973 of 3362

$16.4M
Retail Cost

Rank: 703 of 3362

135
Patients

Rank: 2102 of 3362

100
Prescribers

Rank: 2115 of 3362

This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

803

2011

924

2012

1,051

2013

1,122

2014

1,309

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$10.3M

2011

$12.3M

2012

$14.6M

2013

$16.4M

2014

$18.5M

2015

Average Patient Cost

Average amount that patients without a low-income subsidy paid each year.

No Data Available

Note: While the rest of this page displays data from 2014, the charts above display data through 2015, from a special release by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 21 203 $1.95M
Pennsylvania 14 83 $1.21M
New York 11 81 $1.33M
Arizona 63 $976K
Missouri 61 $858K
Wisconsin 55 $867K
Kentucky 52 $1.04M
Ohio 44 $751K
New Jersey 43 $548K
Oklahoma 37 $501K
Minnesota 36 $456K
Texas 36 $860K
Maryland 31 $410K
Utah 28 $385K
Indiana 27 $666K
Florida 27 $337K
Illinois 26 $392K
Massachusetts 21 $344K
Connecticut 18 $267K
Tennessee 18 $263K
Louisiana 18 $290K
Georgia 16 $206K
North Carolina 13 $166K
South Dakota 13 $245K
Rhode Island 12 $178K
Maine 12 $249K
District of Columbia 12 $178K
Mississippi 11 $130K
About This Data

Prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, was compiled and released by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the federal agency that oversees the program. The data for 2014 includes more than 1.4 billion prescriptions written by more than 1.3 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 428,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. Almost three-fourths of these prescriptions went to patients 65 and older; the rest were for disabled patients. Methodology »

Incorrect Info?

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Top prescribers for KUVAN

Provider Medicare Claims City State
SHOJI YANO M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled122

LOS ANGELES

California