Prescription Drug Prices Paid Under Federal Programs: Analyses, Differences, Factors

Suzanna Elwin (Editor)

Series: Health Care in Transition
BISAC: MED049000



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In 2011, federal spending for prescription drugs by DOD, Medicaid, and Medicare Part D totaled $71.2 billion—representing about 85 percent of all federal prescription drug expenditures—for about 114.4 million beneficiaries. Each program reimbursed retail pharmacies for outpatient prescriptions filled at these pharmacies by their beneficiaries. This book compares retail reimbursement prices paid by DOD, Medicaid, and Medicare Part D for a sample of prescription drugs and describes factors affecting these prices. It also discusses approaches to control prescription drug spending in federal programs.

(Imprint: Nova)


Chapter 1 - Prescription Drugs: Comparison of DOD, Medicaid, and Medicare Part D Retail Reimbursement Prices (pp. 1-32)
United States Government Accountability Office

Chapter 2 - Prescription Drugs: Comparison of DOD and VA Direct Purchase Prices (pp. 33-58)
United States Government Accountability Office

Chapter 3 - Prescription Drugs: Overview of Approaches to Control Prescription Drug Spending in Federal Programs (pp. 59-72)
John E. Dicken

Chapter 4 - Medicaid Prescription Drugs: CMS Should Implement Revised Federal Upper Limits and Monitor Their Relationship to Retail Pharmacy Acquisition Costs (pp. 73-108)
United States Government Accountability Office


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