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Medicare Part D Claims
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
California 36,289 $1.04M
Florida 16,548 $512K
New York 15,416 $522K
Texas 13,900 $451K
Illinois 8,841 $283K
Puerto Rico 8,163 $236K
Pennsylvania 7,556 $263K
Ohio 7,516 $243K
Tennessee 5,558 $174K
Kentucky 5,424 $176K
Michigan 5,323 $169K
Georgia 5,079 $164K
Missouri 4,549 $153K
North Carolina 4,486 $149K
New Jersey 4,269 $131K
Indiana 4,070 $128K
Massachusetts 3,714 $110K
Virginia 3,502 $114K
Alabama 3,165 $98.5K
Louisiana 2,818 $93K
Wisconsin 2,813 $92.5K
Oklahoma 2,781 $90.7K
Washington 2,720 $83.4K
Arizona 2,366 $66K
South Carolina 2,060 $64.7K
Arkansas 2,046 $64.5K
West Virginia 2,022 $61.4K
Mississippi 1,961 $59.1K
Iowa 1,852 $56.4K
Oregon 1,768 $50.4K
Connecticut 1,748 $51.8K
Minnesota 1,723 $56.7K
Kansas 1,562 $51K
Maryland 1,474 $46K
Maine 802 $20.9K
Nebraska 740 $24.4K
Nevada 724 $23.4K
Colorado 709 $18.4K
New Mexico 581 $19.9K
Hawaii 564 $16.7K
Rhode Island 545 $15.6K
New Hampshire 537 $16K
Delaware 417 $12K
Idaho 398 $12.2K
Utah 362 $10.5K
South Dakota 312 $10.7K
Vermont 254 $8,409
Montana 195 $6,061
North Dakota 189 $5,451
District of Columbia 186 $5,035
Alaska 173 $5,136
Wyoming 74 $3,072
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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