Part D Clawback Payments to Increase $1.2 Billion in 2017

FFIS estimates that state payments to the federal government for the Medicare Part D program will total more than $11 billion in 2017, a $1.2 billion increase. State-specific increases are driven by the national growth in per capita prescription drug spending (11.9% after adjustments) and changes in the Medicaid matching rate. See Issue Brief 16-56 for more details.