Components of Trend for the Top 10 Medicare Traditional Therapy Classes

Ranked by 2014 PMPY Spend

Trend
Rank Therapy Class PMPY Spend Utilization Unit Cost Total
1 Diabetes $358.93 4.9% 21.5% 26.4%
2 High Blood Cholesterol $205.70 0.3% -1.3% -1.0%
3 Pain/Inflammation $196.26 -1.4% 10.4% 9.1%
4 High Blood Pressure/Heart Disease
$184.93 0.1% -11.2% -11.1%
5 Mental/Neurological Disorders $183.18 -3.0% 7.3% 4.2%
6 Asthma $130.51 2.6% -0.2% 2.4%
7 Heartburn/Ulcer Disease
$113.11 0.0% -4.1% -4.1%
8 Depression $71.95 1.5% -20.2% -18.7%
9 Urinary Disorders $71.29 3.4% 0.5% 3.9%
10 Anticoagulants $57.22 4.2% 56.1% 60.2%
TOTAL TRADITIONAL $2,262.41 0.5% 5.9% 6.4%