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

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

Comments

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

For plans that are not SNPs, the value of this variable will be blank.

Source: CMS (HPMS Files)

CodeCode value
1
Institutional Only
2
Institutional Equivalent
3
Institutional and Institutional Equivalent
9
All other SNPs