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

This variable indicates whether the plan offers reduced Part D cost-sharing as part of its supplemental Part D benefit.

Comments

This variable applies to Enhanced Alternative Plans ONLY.

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