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

This variable is the stand alone prescription drug plan (PDP) or Medicare Advantage Prescription Drug Plan (MA-PD) region code in which the plan benefit package provides coverage. Applies only to stand-alone PDPs and regional Medicare Advantage Prescription Drug plans.

Comments

The name associated with this region code can be found in the variable called (REGION_NAME).The CCW constructs the Plan Characteristics File from information submitted by Part D plan sponsors to CMS's Health Plan Management System (HPMS).