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Medicare Part D Claims
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
California 19,154 $4.66M
New York 16,676 $3.76M
Pennsylvania 15,699 $3.34M
Texas 15,572 $3.73M
Florida 14,843 $3.36M
Ohio 14,306 $3.09M
Missouri 12,236 $2.44M
Georgia 10,759 $2.09M
Tennessee 9,092 $1.95M
North Carolina 8,509 $1.89M
Illinois 7,710 $1.67M
Wisconsin 6,791 $1.5M
Minnesota 6,624 $1.69M
Indiana 5,692 $1.15M
Washington 5,659 $1.22M
Iowa 5,614 $1.19M
Massachusetts 5,476 $1.36M
Kentucky 5,265 $1.13M
Louisiana 4,982 $991K
Michigan 4,836 $1.16M
Virginia 4,610 $1.02M
Oklahoma 4,215 $894K
New Jersey 3,914 $954K
South Carolina 3,899 $818K
Arkansas 3,577 $737K
Mississippi 3,458 $691K
Colorado 3,343 $756K
Alabama 3,230 $660K
Oregon 3,192 $755K
Kansas 2,774 $565K
Arizona 2,763 $712K
Nebraska 2,730 $557K
Puerto Rico 2,543 $425K
West Virginia 2,435 $501K
Connecticut 2,345 $532K
Maryland 2,051 $546K
Idaho 1,610 $333K
New Mexico 1,568 $351K
New Hampshire 1,373 $339K
Maine 1,298 $319K
Utah 1,282 $317K
North Dakota 1,242 $232K
Montana 1,168 $246K
South Dakota 1,081 $230K
Rhode Island 1,000 $245K
Vermont 831 $197K
Nevada 807 $204K
Delaware 662 $164K
Wyoming 549 $114K
Hawaii 316 $76.2K
Alaska 296 $62.2K
District of Columbia 136 $32.8K
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?

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