Medicaid State Opioid Prescribing Mapping Tool

Medicaid State Opioid Prescribing Mapping Tool

The Medicaid opioid prescribing mapping tool is an interactive tool that shows state-level geographic comparisons of de-identified Medicaid opioid prescriptions filled within the United States. The mapping tool presents Medicaid opioid prescribing rates for 2017 as well as the change in opioid prescribing rates from 2013 to 2017.

The mapping tool allows users to see both the number and percentage of opioid prescriptions in order to better understand how this critical issue impacts states nationwide. 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 state/local health officials.

The data reflect Medicaid prescription drugs prescribed by health care providers. Medicaid is a state-federal partnership that spent approximately $68 billion on prescription drugs in 2017. U.S. retail prescription drug spending was about $333 billion. The mapping tool does not contain beneficiary information nor does the information presented in this tool indicate the quality or appropriateness of care provided by individual physicians or in a given geographic region.

Note: the map will adjust to larger or smaller views of the Medicaid state opioid prescribing mapping tool 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. To ensure full functionality of the tool, using a browser other than Internet Explorer may be required.

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