CMS Updates Drug Spending Dashboards

CMS updated its drug spending dashboards with data for 2017.

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) updated its drug spending dashboards with data for 2017. The dashboards show average spending per dosage unit for prescription drugs in CMS programs and track the change in average spending per dosage unit over time. According to CMS, from 2013 to 2017, drug spending grew at an average annual rate of 10.6 percent in Medicare Part D, 10.0 percent in Part B and 14.8 percent in Medicaid.