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

This variable describes the type of special needs Part D plan (SNP) for applicable plan benefit packages.

Comments

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.

CodeCode value
0
Non-SNP
C
Chronic or Disabling Condition
D
Dual-Eligible
I
Institutional