Self-Selector in Current or Previous Year Indicator

SAS Name

This variable indicates whether the plan choice was in the current or previous year. For beneficiaries where the variable CHOOSER = “Y”, this variable indicates whether the beneficiary made their Part D plan self-selection in the current year or the previous year.


Source: CMS Common Medicare Environment (CME) - derived

Code Code value
C Part D plan election in the reference year
P Part D plan election in the year prior to the reference year
Null/missing Beneficiary is not a chooser in the reference year