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State Drug Utilization Data FAQs

The questions below provide answers to frequently asked questions about State Drug Utilization Data (SDUD).  If your question is not answered here, please email MDRUtilization@cms.hhs.gov, or reach out to the respective State Technical Contact.

If you have any questions regarding State Drug Utilization Data not addressed in the FAQ, please email MDRUtilization@cms.hhs.gov.

Disclaimer: Please note that the information provided on this web page does not bind or obligate the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).  The statements included on this web page are intended to provide information on State Drug Utilization Data and do not in any way revise or modify the requirements set forth in Section 1927 of the Act, the national drug rebate agreement (NDRA), subsequent program releases, or regulations.

Page Last Updated on January 4, 2021


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What Dataset Views are available for the State Drug Utilization Data (SDUD)?

Per the state drug utilization data table, the "Dataset Views" dropdown selections available are:

  • State: State-specific data at the NDC-11 level, for a quarter/year.
  • Full Dataset (States + National Totals): A compilation of all the individual state utilization data (50 states plus Washington D.C.) and the National Totals at the NDC-11 level, for a selected year.
  • All States: Includes data for all states but does not include the National Totals
  • National Totals: Data are aggregated for all 50 states and Washington, D.C. at the NDC-11 level, for a quarter/year.

Since all of the states are combined in the National Totals, the state abbreviation will show on the "Annual State Detail" with a state abbreviation of "XX".

Users can also generate his or her own views of the dataset on data.medicaid.gov.

FAQ ID:91786
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