Case Studies

Change in Average Cost per Insulin Prescription in Arkansas

January 9, 2020

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Jennifer Wessel, JD, MPH
Senior Policy Analyst and Data Privacy Officer
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JBWessel@achi.net

 

This infographic shows that the average cost of an insulin prescription in Arkansas rose by 54% between 2013 and 2018.

ACHI used insurance claims information within the Arkansas Healthcare Transparency Initiative to determine the average cost per insulin prescription in Arkansas for each of the five years included in our review. The average cost includes the amount paid by the insurer plus the patient’s out-of-pocket costs, which vary based on the insurance plan. The cost does not reflect manufacturers’ rebates or coupons. The average days’ supply per prescription is 34.3 days. Our review was confined to insulin prescribed to patients with private insurance.