Important Notice - Cutover Date for Mainframe Submission: File Location Change

As previously announced on April 22, 2016, CMS’ RDS Center is changing the location for sending cost and retiree data files to the RDS Center Mainframe. This change only impacts Vendors that submit data to CMS' RDS Center using Connect:Direct and does not affect participants that submit data using the RDS Secure Website or through their COB:VDSA or MIR contractor.

CMS’ RDS Center has determined a date for when files must be sent to the new location. Beginning December 19, 2016, all files that are currently sent to the RDS Center Mainframe must be sent to RDS’ new mid-tier location. Vendors may continue to send files to the RDS Center Mainframe using the current connection until Friday, December 16, 2016 at 8:00PM EST. The Mainframe Submission: File Location Change resource page has been updated accordingly.

CMS’ RDS Center has been working closely with affected Vendors to establish and test the new connection and ensure continued successful submission of files.

If you have any questions, contact CMS’ RDS Center.