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Short SAS Name
BENE_STATE
SAS Name
BENE_STATE

This variable is the two-letter postal abbreviation for the state where the beneficiary lives.

Comments

CCW derived this variable by taking the SSA state/county code on the CME record for that beneficiary in the CMS enrollment database and linking it to the corresponding state postal abbreviation. If we could not find a state using this method, we set the variable equal to the state portion of the beneficiary’s SSA state/county code. If that failed, we set the state equal to null.

Source: CMS Common Medicare Environment (CME) and CMS/Census Bureau crosswalk (derived)

CodeCode value
AK
Alaska
AL
Alabama
AR
Arkansas
AZ
Arizona
CA
California
CO
Colorado
CT
Connecticut
DC
District of Columbia
DE
Delaware
FL
Florida
GA
Georgia
HI
Hawaii
IA
Iowa
ID
Idaho
IL
Illinois
IN
Indiana
KS
Kansas
KY
Kentucky
LA
Louisiana
MA
Massachusetts
MD
Maryland
ME
Maine
MI
Michigan
MN
Minnesota
MO
Missouri
MS
Mississippi
MT
Montana
NC
North Carolina
ND
North Dakota
NE
Nebraska
NH
New Hampshire
NJ
New Jersey
NM
New Mexico
NV
Nevada
NY
New York
OH
Ohio
OK
Oklahoma
OR
Oregon
PA
Pennsylvania
PR
Puerto Rico
RI
Rhode Island
SC
South Carolina
SD
South Dakota
TN
Tennessee
TX
Texas
UT
Utah
VA
Virginia
VI
Virgin Islands
VT
Vermont
WA
Washington
WI
Wisconsin
WV
West Virginia
WY
Wyoming
Null
Unknown