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CMS Drug Spending

CMS has released several information products that provide greater transparency on spending for drugs in the Medicare and Medicaid programs.

The CMS Drug Spending Dashboards are interactive, web-based tools that provide spending information for drugs in the Medicare Part B and D programs as well as Medicaid. The Dashboards focus on average spending per dosage unit and change in average spending per dosage unit over time. The tools also include additional manufacturer-level drug spending information as well as consumer-friendly descriptions of the drug uses and clinical indications.

Machine-readable CMS Drug Spending Summary Data Files, which include the data in the Dashboards as well as additional spending and utilization data for the most recent five years, are available for download in Excel.

The Part B Discarded Drug Units report is a set of summary tables that presents spending information for Medicare Part B drugs claims that were identified as having discarded amounts of a drug.

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12/01/2021 08:00 PM