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This variable is contained in the following files: Part D Plan Election Type Beneficiary Summary File
SAS Name

This variable indicates whether the plan choice was in the current or previous year. For beneficiaries where the variable CHOOSER = “Y”, this variable indicates whether the beneficiary made their Part D plan self-selection in the current year or the previous year.


Source: CMS Common Medicare Environment (CME) - derived

CodeCode value
Part D plan election in the reference year
Part D plan election in the year prior to the reference year
Beneficiary is not a chooser in the reference year