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

This field indicates whether or not the drug is covered by Medicare Part D.

The Part D benefit does not cover all FDA-approved drugs. However, plan sponsors can offer an "enhanced" benefit package that covers non-Part D drugs, such as over-the-counter medications.

Comments

Source: PDE

CodeCode value
C
Covered
E
Supplemental drugs (reported by plans that provide Enhanced Alternative coverage)
O
Over-the-counter drugs