Baqsimi

Generic name

Glucagon

Covered by Medicare

Yes

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Average Annual Cost per Beneficiary

$699.51

Average cost per year*

Average Annual Cost per Dose

$291.95

1.42%

Average cost per beneficiary*

Manufacturer(s)

  • Eli Lilly & Co.

What is Baqsimi

This medication is the same as your body's own glucagon, a natural substance that raises blood sugar by causing the body to release sugar stored in the liver. It is used to treat very low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) that may cause you to need help from others. Make sure a family member or caregiver knows where you keep this medication and how to use it before you need their help. NOTE: This is a summary and does NOT have all possible information about this product. This information does not assure that this product is safe, effective, or appropriate for you. This information is not individual medical advice and does not substitute for the advice of your health care professional. Always ask your health care professional for complete information about this product and your specific health needs.

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*Origin of the terms and chart data used within this page: https://data.cms.gov/

Common Questions About Baqsimi

Yes, Baqsimi is covered by Medicare.

In 2021, the average cost per dose of Baqsimi was $291.95.

The average dose of Baqsimi received per year is 16,956 units

20,497 Medicare beneficiaries received Baqsimi in 2021, which was a 0.52% from 2020

There were 27,996 claims made by Medicare beneficiaries, which is a 0.58% from 2020

The average spending amount per claim in 2021 was $512.14

The average Medicare spending per beneficiary amount for Baqsimi was $699.51

Eli Lilly & Co. received $14,337,898.44

The total amount spent on Baqsimi by Medicare is $14,337,898.44

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