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Medicare Part B Drugs: Trends in Spending and Utilization, 2006-2017

November 19, 2020
Medicare covers prescription drugs provided during inpatient hospital and skilled nursing facility stays through Part A, retail prescription drugs through Part D, and drugs provided in physicians’ offices and hospital outpatient departments through Part B. Over the 2006-17 period, Medicare FFS Part B drugs spending per enrollee grew at 8.1 percent annually.
Report to Congress

Report to Congress: Prescription Drugs: Innovation, Spending, and Patient Access

September 25, 2019
This Report responded to a request from the House and Senate Committees on Appropriations.
Report to Congress

Report to Congress: Prescription Drug Pricing Report

September 25, 2019
The Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) has been directed to submit a drug pricing report containing information requested by the House Committee on Appropriations.

Report to the President: Prescription Drug Coverage, Spending, Utilization, and Prices.

March 31, 2000
Executive Summary Prescription drugs play an ever-increasing role in modern medicine. New medications are improving health outcomes and quality of life, replacing surgery and other invasive treatments, and quickening recovery for patients who receive these treatments. As important as prescription drugs are, not everyone has access to them.