CHIA has released its second study on prescription drug use and spending in an effort to shine a light on the drivers of pharmacy expenditures, including high volume and high cost drugs.
To advance transparency into this sector of the health care market for policymakers, researchers, and the public, CHIA has published an interactive dashboard and detailed dataset, allowing users to see drivers of prescription drug spending as well as the associated conditions these drugs treat.
For this analysis, CHIA used a subset of commercial pharmacy claims from the agency’s All Payer Claims Database (APCD) to identify high volume and high cost drugs between 2015 and 2017. During this three-year period:
For additional information, including the methods and data used to produce this dashboard, see the accompanying technical appendix and dataset.