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

This variable describes the type of special needs plan (SNP) 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).

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.

Source: CMS (HPMS Files)

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