Medicare Part D Opioid Drug Mapping Tool
Medicare Part D Opioid Prescribing Mapping Tool
The opioid prescribing rate interactive mapping tool shows geographic comparisons, at the state, county, and ZIP code levels, of de-identified Medicare Part D opioid prescription claims – prescriptions written and then submitted to be filled – within the United States. This mapping tool allows the user to see both the number and percentage of opioid claims at the local level and better understand how this critical issue impacts communities nationwide. The data used in this mapping tool is from calendar years 2013 and 2014 Medicare Part D prescription drug claims prescribed by health care providers and does not contain beneficiary information. By openly sharing data in a secure, broad, and interactive way, CMS and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) believe that this level of transparency will inform community awareness among providers and local public health officials.
Note: the map will automatically adjust between state, county, and zip code levels as users zoom in or out. Zooming is available by clicking on the zoom buttons in the top left corner of the map, or by using the mouse wheel or keyboard "+" or "-" keys. Users can navigate the map by dragging with the mouse or by using the keyboard arrow keys.
Access the Detailed Methodology Document.
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