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

Dollar amount of Part D rebate attributed to Part B premium reduction.

Comments

The width of this value changed from 12 to 8 in 2009.  The CCW constructs the Plan Characteristics File from information submitted by Part D 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.