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CMS Releases Medicare Part D Prescriber Look-up Tool

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) last week released a new Medicare Part D Prescriber Look-up Tool, which allows the public to view data on prescriptions provided to and filled by Medicare beneficiaries, including drug name, total number of prescriptions dispensed (including original prescriptions and refills) and total drug cost. The data cover calendar year 2013 and are based on final-action Part D claims for the entire Medicare Part D population. Information is redacted where necessary to protect beneficiary privacy. The database, available at, is searchable by provider name and location or National Provider Identifier.