CMS 2019 drug spending dashboards are now available

Dec. 28, 2020

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released their annual update to the Drug Spending Dashboards with data for 2019.

The dashboards focus on average spending per dosage unit for prescription drugs in the Medicaid, Medicare Part B, and Medicare Part D programs, and track the change in average spending per dosage unit over time. Information is presented in an interactive web-based tool, so researchers and consumers can easily sort the data to identify trends.

In addition, the CMS released our annual update to the Medicare Part B Discarded Drug Units Report with data for 2019. The CMS requires all physicians, hospitals, and other providers submitting Medicare Part B drugs claims to report any discarded amount of a single use vial or other single use package drug on its claim for reimbursement. This report presents data on spending for discarded drug units covered under Medicare Part B.

View the Drug Spending Dashboards and the Discarded Drug Units Report at: