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Indicates the type of Part D benefit structure used by the plan benefit package (Defined Standard, Actuarially Equivalent, Basic Alternative, or Enhanced Alternative).

This variable is the Medicare Part D Enrollment Transaction Audit Sequence Number.  The number indicates whether the occurrence has been audited.  It will default to 0 (zero) for valid occurrences and will be incremented by 1 for audited rows with the same key fields. 

This variable is the count of events for Part D drugs for a given year (i.e., a unique count of the PDE_IDs). An event is a dispensed (filled) drug prescription that appears in the Prescription Drug Event (PDE) file.

This variable is the unique identification number assigned to each formulary. Part D plans submit their formularies to CMS and identify the drug products that are covered using the National Library of Medicine’s RxNorm Concept Unique Identifiers (RXCUIs).

This field is a key that links of Part D sponsor's formulary file to their contract and plan identifiers.

Dollar amount of Initial Coverage Limit (ICL) applied by Part D plan. If no ICL is applied this field is blank.

This variable is the dollar amount of the monthly Part D low-income total premium subsidy (LIPS) for beneficiaries at the 100% subsidized level.

This variable is the dollar amount of the monthly Part D low-income total premium subsidy (LIPS) for beneficiaries at the 25% subsidized level.

This variable is the dollar amount of the monthly Part D low-income total premium subsidy (LIPS) for beneficiaries at the 50% subsidized level.

This variable is the dollar amount of the monthly Part D low-income total premium subsidy (LIPS) for beneficiaries at the 75% subsidized level.

This variable is the number of months in the reference year that the beneficiary was determined to be eligible for a Part D premium low-income subsidy (LIS).

This variable is the dollar amount of the Part D low-income subsidy (LIS) where the subsidy level is 100%.

This variable is the dollar amount of the Part D low-income subsidy (LIS) where the subsidy level is 25%.

This variable is the dollar amount of the Part D low-income subsidy (LIS) where the subsidy level is 50%.

This variable is the dollar amount of the Part D low-income subsidy (LIS) where the subsidy level is 75%.

This variable is the identifier for the geographic market segment covered by the Part D plan.

This variable is the dollar amount that the Part D plan covered for all covered drugs for a given year. The variable is calculated as the sum of the plan payments for covered PDEs (CVRD_D_PLAN_PD_AMT) and the low income cost sharing subsidy amount (LICS_AMT) during the year.

This variable is the type of organization sponsoring the Part D plan.

This variable is the date the Part D plan sponsor received the election form from the beneficiary.

This variable Indicates that the beneficiary had one or more Part D enrollment transactions that span the reference year where the Enrollment Type Code indicates auto-assignment or re-assignment (Enrollment Type Code of A or H) regardless of whether they opted-out of the plan they were assigned to.

This variable is the unique plan benefit package (PBP) number for the Part D plan sponsor's contract.  CMS assigns an identifier to each PBP within a contract that a Part D plan sponsor has with CMS.  

This field is a key that links Part D sponsor's contract and plan identifiers.

This variable is the unique plan benefit package (PBP) number for the Part D plan sponsor's contract. CMS assigns an identifier to each PBP within a contract that a Part D plan sponsor has with CMS. This field is a key that links of Part D sponsor's contract and plan identifiers.

This variable is the unique plan benefit package (PBP) number for the Part D plan sponsor's contract. CMS assigns an identifier to each PBP within a contract that a Part D plan sponsor has with CMS. This was the Plan ID for the plan in 2011. It may or may not be the same as the Plan ID in the reference year (2012).This field is a key that links to the Part D sponsor's contract and plan identifier.

This variable indicates whether or not the Part D plan pays for Over-the-Counter medications (OTCs) under its Utilization Management (UM) Program.

This variable is the dollar amount of Part D deductible charged by the plan.

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