Medicaid Pharmacy Drug Pricinig

Metadata Updated: November 10, 2020

Federal Upper Limits We calculate the Affordable Care Act Federal Upper Limits (FUL) data according to the Medicaid Covered Outpatient Drug final regulation with comment. We update FULs monthly, and they are effective on the first day of the month following the publication of the update. States have up to 30 days after the effective date to implement the FULs. View the Affordable Care Act FUL Methodology and Data Elements Guide and find more information on the FUL program on the Federal Upper Limits page. National Average Drug Acquisition Cost We update the National Average Drug Acquisition Cost (NADAC) data and comparison data weekly. Each month we post new data, including findings from the previous months survey and weekly price changes that have occurred before the release of the next months NADAC data. For more information on the fields in the NADAC data, please review the NADAC Data Field Definitions. Find more NADAC information on the Survey of Retail Prices page. NADAC Comparison Data Easily identify and understand the pricing changes that occur each week by viewing NADAC Weekly Comparison data to accompany the weekly NADAC data. This comparison data identifies the drug products with current NADAC rates that are replaced with new NADAC rates. We do not reflect other changes to the NADAC data (for example, National Drug Code additions and terminations) in this comparison. For more information on the data fields used in the weekly comparison, please review the NADAC Week to Week Data Field Definitions.

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Metadata Created Date November 10, 2020
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Metadata Created Date November 10, 2020
Metadata Updated Date November 10, 2020
Publisher Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
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Data First Published 2013-11-27
Data Last Modified 2019-06-05
Category Medicare
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