Heat Map – Medicare Part D Prescriber: Percent of Opioid Claims by Zip Code (2014)

Data Source: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

We visualized geographical clusters of zip codes that have higher percentage of opioid claims, based on a public data set which has been prepared by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). From the map, rust-belt area, east Texas, part of Tennessee/Georgia/Alabama and Boston–Washington Corridor tend to be more dense tha the rest of the nation for opioid claims.