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

This variable is the standard 5-digit Social Security Administration  (SSA) state and county code in which the Part D plan benefit package (segment) provides coverage.


The CCW constructs the Plan Characteristics File from information submitted by Part D plan sponsors to CMS's Health Plan Management System (HPMS).A listing of the SSA state and county codes can be found on the US Census website; also CMS has core-based statistical area (CBSA) crosswalk files available on their website, which include state and county SSA codes.