April 22, 2016

By the end of 2016, all files that are currently sent to the RDS Center Mainframe must be sent to a new location.

April 22, 2016

On Monday, April 4, 2016 the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced the Cost Threshold and Cost Limit amounts that apply to Plan Sponsors participating in CMS' Retiree Drug Subsidy (RDS) Program, with qualified prescription drug years that end in 2017, as well as the parameters for Medicare Part D plans in 2017.

April 19, 2016

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' (CMS') Retiree Drug Subsidy (RDS) Center is pleased to introduce a new design for the RDS Program Website. The following updates have been made to streamline your experience.

April 1, 2016

The address for sending an overpayment remittance to CMS' RDS Center has changed.

March 16, 2016

In the coming weeks, the address for sending an overpayment remittance to CMS’ RDS Center will be changing.

March 16, 2016

If you were unable to attend the recent CMS’ RDS Center webinar, RDS Program Highlights, review the recap article for an overview of the information covered.

RDS Spotlight

CMS' RDS Center offers a number of tips for resolving errors when uploading a retiree file on the RDS Secure Website.

There are a number of conditions that must be met before Step 4: Finalize Covered Retirees can be completed.

The RDS Secure Website allows an individual to act in only one role at a time. If a Plan Sponsor wishes to assign a different role to a current user, it should keep a few things in mind.

Do you need to retrieve your RDS Secure Website Login ID, fix your email address, or enable your user account?

As part of the Plan Sponsor Agreement and in accordance with 42 C.F.R. §423.892 of Federal regulations, Plan Sponsors are required to provide CMS with notice at least 60 days prior to the anticipated effective date of a change of Plan Sponsor Name or EIN (i.e., a change of ownership).

When submitting an interim payment request, allow the RDS Secure Website several minutes to provide confirmation that the request has been submitted.

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