Reconciliation Webinar Series Recap Articles Available

Recap articles for the recent Retiree Drug Subsidy (RDS) three-part Reconciliation Webinar Series are now available on the Event Highlights page. The articles provide a summary of the information covered in each presentation and include links to recommended resources.

The series covered the following topics to equip you with the information and resources you need to successfully complete Reconciliation:

Part 1: What You Should Do Six Months Before – Presented October 30, 2013

Topic highlights included:

  • Reconciliation Overview – The Big Picture
  • Where Are You in the Reconciliation Timeline?
  • Assembling Your Plan and Reconciliation Team
  • Getting a Jump Start By Processing Retirees Now
  • Reviewing Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) Methods and Sources
  • Stopping Interim Payments and Lining Up Your Cost Reporters
  • Common Payment Setup Mistakes to Avoid

Review the recap article: October 2013 Retiree Drug Subsidy (RDS) Community Information Group (CIG) Webinar Spotlights Part 1: What You Should Do Six Months Before Reconciliation.

Part 2: Unveiling the Mystery of Retiree Processing – Presented November 13, 2013

Topic highlights included:

  • Where to Request and Download the Covered Retiree List (CRL)
  • Distributing, Scrutinizing, and Settling Differences in the CRL
  • Reason Codes Explained in Simple, Real-Life Examples
  • How Retiree Counts Can Help
  • What to Communicate to Your Cost Reporters

Review the recap article: November 2013 Retiree Drug Subsidy (RDS) Community Information Group (CIG) Webinar Spotlights Part 2: Unveiling the Mystery of Retiree Processing.

Part 3: Working with Cost Reporters at Reconciliation – Presented December 18, 2013

Topic highlights included:

  • Preparing Final Costs
  • Updating Payment Setup and Tips to Avoid Common Mistakes
  • Reporting Final Costs
  • Reviewing Final Costs
  • Responsibility When Vendor Reports Costs
  • Working with Your Cost Reporting Vendor

Review the recap article: December 2013 Retiree Drug Subsidy (RDS) Community Information Group (CIG) Webinar Spotlights Part 3: Working with Cost Reporters at Reconciliation.

If you need more information, contact CMS' RDS Center.