Thursday, December 1, 2016

1.4 Billion Part D Prescriptions Were Dispensed in 2014

ProPublica recently analyzed Medicare Part D prescription data from 2014. Here are some key findings from the report:

In 2014, there were 37.1 million Medicare beneficiaries with Part D claims.
1.4 billion Medicare Part D prescriptions were dispensed.
The retail price of Part D prescriptions in 2014 was $121.5 billion.
The average Part D beneficiary had 38 prescriptions in 2014.
$85.82 was the average retail price of a prescription.
1.35 million providers prescribed drugs to Medicare Part D beneficiaries in 2014.

Source: ProPublica, November 17, 2016

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