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Medicaid Spending by Drug

Metadata Updated: January 19, 2024

The Medicaid by Drug dataset presents information on spending for covered outpatient drugs prescribed to beneficiaries enrolled in Medicaid by physicians and other healthcare professionals. 

The dataset focuses on average spending per dosage unit and change in average spending per dosage unit over time. Units refer to the drug unit in the lowest dispensable amount. It also includes spending information for manufacturer(s) of the drugs as well as consumer-friendly information of drug uses and clinical indications.

Drug spending metrics for Medicaid represent the total amount reimbursed by both Medicaid and non-Medicaid entities to pharmacies for the drug. Medicaid drug spending contains both the Federal and State reimbursement and is inclusive of any applicable dispensing fees. In addition, this total is not reduced or affected by Medicaid rebates paid to the states.

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Metadata Created Date January 25, 2022
Metadata Updated Date January 19, 2024
Data Update Frequency R/P1Y

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Additional Metadata

Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Created Date January 25, 2022
Metadata Updated Date January 19, 2024
Publisher Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
Data First Published 2021-12-22
Language en-US
Data Last Modified 2024-01-05
Category Medicaid
Public Access Level public
Data Update Frequency R/P1Y
Bureau Code 009:38
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Source Schema Version 1.1
Temporal 2021-01-01/2021-12-31

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