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Medicare Part D Claims
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
California 187,729 $3.55M
Florida 130,051 $1.68M
Texas 94,239 $1.27M
New York 90,855 $1.42M
Pennsylvania 81,978 $1.05M
Ohio 80,101 $962K
North Carolina 62,932 $737K
Michigan 58,721 $825K
Tennessee 55,861 $633K
Illinois 51,978 $659K
Georgia 49,303 $623K
Indiana 49,263 $556K
Kentucky 47,134 $525K
Missouri 46,662 $525K
Minnesota 41,661 $479K
Massachusetts 40,001 $619K
Virginia 38,906 $475K
Washington 37,882 $493K
Wisconsin 31,846 $360K
Alabama 31,505 $359K
Louisiana 31,477 $396K
South Carolina 29,460 $356K
Arizona 29,129 $364K
Oregon 28,247 $401K
Iowa 26,785 $278K
Arkansas 25,530 $294K
New Jersey 25,325 $427K
Oklahoma 25,185 $315K
Puerto Rico 25,137 $291K
West Virginia 24,268 $270K
Mississippi 23,763 $285K
Maryland 19,095 $283K
Kansas 18,006 $197K
Colorado 16,075 $210K
Maine 15,635 $201K
Connecticut 11,269 $165K
New Mexico 11,236 $127K
Nebraska 10,282 $110K
Nevada 8,609 $116K
New Hampshire 7,438 $99.6K
Idaho 7,358 $83.8K
Rhode Island 6,879 $103K
South Dakota 6,293 $69.3K
Hawaii 5,960 $94.3K
Utah 5,679 $65.2K
North Dakota 5,438 $60.7K
Vermont 5,281 $61.4K
Montana 4,156 $46K
Delaware 4,106 $56.5K
Wyoming 1,915 $21.3K
Alaska 1,850 $27.2K
District of Columbia 1,269 $19.2K
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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