5 Slide Series

5 Slide Series

Specialty Pharmacy’s Growing Role in Medicaid
Publication Date: May 29, 2015
Summary

The May 2015 edition portrays the distribution of all Medicaid prescriptions by their unit cost corridor. These slides quantify the rapid growth in Medicaid prescriptions with a cost per prescription above $1,000. The high-cost medications in this corridor represented 1.3% of pre-rebate Medicaid pharmacy spending in 2005 but have increased to 28.4% of Medicaid pharmacy spending in 2013 and 32.6% of Medicaid pharmacy spending in 2014.

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