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

This variable indicates whether the Part D plan offers a free first fill (i.e. $0 copayment) to the beneficiary for any drugs.

Comments

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)

CodeCode value
Y
Yes
N
No
9
Not Applicable