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

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


The code number associated with this region name can be found in the variable called (REGION_CODE).

The CCW constructs the Plan Characteristics File from information submitted by Part D plan sponsors to CMS's Health Plan Management System (HPMS).

Source: CMS (HPMS Files)