Mapping Opioid Claims Across the US –

The Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services has released a mapping tool to show opioid claims across the US. The initial view is by state, but you can zoom all the way down to zip code level. “The data set, which is privacy-protected, contains information from over one million distinct providers who collectively prescribed approximately $103 billion in prescription drugs and supplies paid under the Part D program. The data characterizes the individual prescribing patterns of health providers that participate in Medicare Part D for over 3,000 distinct drug products. Of the 1.4 billion total Part D claims per year, there were approximately 80.7 million opioid claims for 116 distinct opioid products contributing to $3.7 billion of the total Part D prescription drug costs.”

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