Shred the gnarly Medicare Part D Drug pricing slopes
It’s the middle of July. A time of year for pool parties, barbecues, campfires. and generally sweating your butt off. It’s a relaxing time of year for the majority of us. But what about the ski bums out there? It’s a long six months (five if you are lucky) until the first big dump of the year.
At 46brooklyn, we sympathize with impatiently waiting for things – except rather than waiting to shred the gnar, we’ve been anxiously waiting to shred through Medicare Part D drug pricing data. Good news, drug pricing enthusiasts; we have a big (data) dump for you!
After months of work on our newest drug pricing tool, we are pleased to release the Medicare Part D Drug Pricing Ski Slope dashboard. In this viz, we give you the ability to select one of many drugs (brand and generic, oral solid and non-oral solid), and view the price set by thousands of Part D plans for your selected drug. For good measure, we added a line to show you the true market-based cost of the drug (based on NADAC), so you can see how frustratingly random Part D pricing is by different plans for the same drug.
How we Created our Dataset
For an explanation on how we created the dataset please read our report entitled “New Medicare Part D 'Ski Slope' Shows Seniors' Wild Drug Pricing Ride,” published on July 14, 2019.
How to Use
For a detailed tutorial on how to use this visualization, please read our report entitled “New Medicare Part D 'Ski Slope' Shows Seniors' Wild Drug Pricing Ride,” published on July 14, 2019.
v 1.0 - posted July 13, 2019
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