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FLECAINIDE ACETATE

Flecainide is used to prevent certain types of life-threatening irregular heartbeats. Source: National Library of Medicine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2014

654K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 299 of 3362

$29.8M
Retail Cost

Rank: 524 of 3362

127,230
Patients

Rank: 380 of 3362

54,681
Prescribers

Rank: 393 of 3362

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This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

411K

2011

474K

2012

577K

2013

654K

2014

740K

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$23.7M

2011

$25.1M

2012

$27.4M

2013

$29.8M

2014

$36.6M

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$96

2011

$86

2012

$79

2013

$95

2014

$97

2015

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 14,278 65,837 $3.68M
Texas 9,898 50,003 $2.02M
Florida 9,056 41,375 $1.94M
North Carolina 5,736 32,556 $1.27M
Pennsylvania 6,031 32,522 $1.43M
Ohio 5,950 29,516 $1.4M
Georgia 4,735 26,202 $1.04M
Tennessee 4,138 21,917 $865K
Arizona 4,484 19,875 $940K
Illinois 4,047 19,424 $933K
Michigan 4,462 18,579 $972K
New York 3,823 17,911 $825K
Missouri 3,052 17,179 $701K
Virginia 3,127 15,750 $653K
Alabama 2,830 15,479 $624K
Oregon 2,737 13,572 $687K
Minnesota 2,981 13,321 $806K
Kentucky 2,300 12,912 $495K
South Carolina 2,438 12,831 $523K
Kansas 2,184 12,105 $516K
Wisconsin 2,423 12,061 $593K
Washington 2,334 11,116 $509K
Louisiana 1,833 10,864 $410K
Massachusetts 2,161 9,681 $543K
Colorado 2,049 9,412 $478K
Indiana 1,787 8,894 $395K
Utah 2,067 8,746 $388K
New Jersey 1,856 7,936 $432K
Iowa 1,381 7,812 $338K
Nebraska 1,162 7,282 $272K
Connecticut 1,219 5,604 $284K
Arkansas 870 5,425 $205K
Mississippi 898 5,299 $176K
West Virginia 926 5,168 $194K
Maryland 1,265 5,074 $263K
Oklahoma 1,018 4,958 $199K
South Dakota 720 4,396 $193K
Idaho 932 4,198 $203K
Nevada 959 4,168 $205K
New Hampshire 610 2,974 $145K
New Mexico 762 2,899 $148K
Maine 565 2,447 $129K
Hawaii 461 2,127 $97.2K
Montana 404 2,103 $98K
Rhode Island 289 1,645 $55.4K
Delaware 429 1,623 $95.7K
North Dakota 280 1,411 $69K
Wyoming 222 1,033 $46.5K
Vermont 141 626 $31.9K
District of Columbia 124 431 $24.4K
Alaska 27 140 $6,413
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 »

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Top prescribers for FLECAINIDE ACETATE

Provider Medicare Claims City State
ROBERT BREWER M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled383

DAVENPORT

Iowa

EDWARD CHIU M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled375

WHEELING

West Virginia

JOHN DONGAS M.D.

Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology

Claims Filled374

NEW LENOX

Illinois

DENIS MADDOX M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled372

BAKERSFIELD

California

MICHAEL PINSON M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled368

DOTHAN

Alabama

RANDOLPH FLECK MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled364

FORT SMITH

Arkansas

PETER NALOS MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled361

BAKERSFIELD

California

WILLIAM WASSYNGER M.D.

Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology

Claims Filled361

PADUCAH

Kentucky

DAVID LAW MD

Interventional Cardiology

Claims Filled361

CAPE GIRARDEAU

Missouri

ESAM BARYUN MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled359

HUNTINGTON

West Virginia

JAMES WASENMILLER MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled358

SALEM

Oregon

JAMES CARLEY M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled358

DAYTONA BEACH

Florida

ERIC ENGER MD

Interventional Cardiology

Claims Filled356

HATTIESBURG

Mississippi

KEVIN KRAVITZ MD

Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology

Claims Filled356

DAYTON

Ohio

DUSTY SCOTT P.A.

Physician Assistant

Claims Filled349

NEW BERN

North Carolina

DALE YOO M.D.

Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology

Claims Filled349

DALLAS

Texas

HINGSON CHUN M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled347

HONOLULU

Hawaii

ARNE SIPPENS GROENEWEGEN MD

Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology

Claims Filled342

JACKSONVILLE

Florida

DONALD RUBENSTEIN MD PHD

Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology

Claims Filled342

GREENVILLE

South Carolina

DALE KIRBY MD

Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology

Claims Filled340

MOBILE

Alabama

KENNETH CIVELLO MD, MPH

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled337

BATON ROUGE

Louisiana

RONALD USZENSKI MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled332

CHARLOTTE

North Carolina

DAVID KESSLER MD

Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology

Claims Filled332

AUSTIN

Texas

RODNEY BROWN M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled331

WACO

Texas

ROBERT PICKETT M.D.

Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology

Claims Filled326

NASHVILLE

Tennessee