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This variable is contained in the following files: Plan Characteristics File
Short SAS Name
PRE_ICL_DRUG_TYPE_TIER_01 - PRE_ICL_DRUG_TYPE_TIER_06
SAS Name
PRE_ICL_DRUG_TYPE_TIER_01 - PRE_ICL_DRUG_TYPE_TIER_06
This variable identifies what types of drugs, if any, are covered on the 1st formulary tier during the pre-initial coverage limit (ICL) phase.The value contains a string of binary digits; each digit of the value indicates which types of drugs are covered on this tier of the formulary.A tier may include multiple drug types.
Comments

There are a different number of the variables each year to describe tiers, due to variation in the formulary tiers over time. See PRE_ICL_DRUG_TYPE_TIER_01 - PRE_ICL_DRUG_TYPE_TIER_09.

CodeCode value
1 in 1
Non-Preferred Brand
1 in 2
Generic
1 in 3
Preferred Generic
1 in 4
Non-Preferred Generic
1 in 5
Brand
1 in 6
Preferred Brand
All 9's
Not Applicable