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Volume 26

Medicaid Cost Per Prescription Differences Between States

We tabulated the cost per prescription for FFY 2014 using a 100% sample of Medicaid-paid prescriptions in each state. Medicaid’s national average net (post-rebate) cost per prescription was $37 in 2014. Initial (pre-rebate) payments to pharmacies averaged $72 per prescription; rebates averaged $35 per prescription. Net costs per prescription at the state level ranged from a low of $24 in Rhode Island to a high of $60 in Connecticut. 

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