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This variable is contained in the following files: Part D Drug Event File
Short SAS Name
SAS Name

This is the net amount that the Part D plan paid for a PDE that was covered by the Medicare Part D benefit.  

This field is populated when the Drug Coverage Code (DRUG_CVRG_STUS_CD) equals “C”.  

This field excludes supplemental drugs, supplemental cost-sharing, over-the-counter drugs, and any non-Part D drugs that are funded by Part C rebates.  Finally, this field does not include any amounts paid by the Part D low-income subsidy.


This variable comes directly from the original PDE.

Source: PDE