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This variable is contained in the following files: Plan Characteristics File
SAS Name

This variable identifies the number of days in an "other" days supply of the drugs (other than 1 or 3 months) on this tier, when using an out-of-network pharmacy (OONP) during the coverage gap phase of the Part D benefit.


This variable will only be populated if the plan has an enhanced benefit design with extra coverage in the gap. The coverage gap is technically referred to as the initial coverage limit (ICL) for the Part D benefit.

The CCW constructs the Plan Characteristics File from information submitted by plan sponsors to CMS’s Health Plan Management System (HPMS).

Employer and National Program of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) plans are waived from reporting Plan Benefit Package information.

For those plans that did not report, the value of this variable will be blank.

Source: CMS (HPMS Files)