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

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.


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 plan sponsors to CMS’s Health Plan Management System (HPMS).

Source: CMS (HPMS Files)