Announcements

Check this page often for news about important program updates, training opportunities, and educational information.

Date Title
June 11, 2015 RDS User Guide Updated - Avoid an Overpayment at Reconciliation

CMS' RDS Center has added a new Avoid an Overpayment at Reconciliation section to the RDS User Guide.

April 10, 2015 Cost Threshold and Cost Limit Amounts for Plan Years Ending in 2016, and the Parameters for Medicare Part D Plans in 2016

On Monday, April 6, 2015 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 2015, as well as the parameters for Medicare Part D plans in 2016.

March 27, 2015 CMS' RDS Center Help Line Telephone Support Discontinued

Telephone support through CMS' RDS Center Help Line has been discontinued.

March 12, 2015 New RDS Welcome Kit Vendor Resources and Common Questions

CMS' RDS Center has updated the RDS Welcome Kit with two new Vendor-related resources. Additionally, new questions and answers have been added to the Appealing an Initial Determination section of the Common Questions.

February 20, 2015 Telephone Support Through CMS' RDS Center Help Line to Discontinue After March 27, 2015

On February 3, 2015, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced it will be discontinuing telephone support through CMS' RDS Center Help Line in March 2015 and an exact date would be provided soon. CMS has now determined that telephone support will no longer be available after March 27, 2015.

February 3, 2015 CMS' RDS Center Help Line Telephone Support Will Be Discontinued in March 2015

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will discontinue telephone support through CMS' RDS Center Help Line in March 2015.

January 8, 2015 RDS Secure Website Support Requests Now Available

RDS Secure Website users can now ask questions and report issues directly to CMS' RDS Center through RDS Secure Website support requests.

January 8, 2015 Webinar Recap Article Now Available: Best Practices for Reconciliation Success

If you were unable to attend the recent RDS Community Information Group (CIG) webinar on Best Practices for Reconciliation Success, review the recap article for an overview of the information covered.

December 12, 2014 RDS CIG Webinar: Best Practices for Reconciliation Success

Join the Retiree Drug Subsidy (RDS) Community Information Group (CIG) on Wednesday, January 7, 2015 from 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM Eastern Time for a webinar focused on Best Practices for Reconciliation Success.

December 12, 2014 Webinar Recap Article Now Available: The Road to Reconciliation

If you were unable to attend the recent RDS Community Information Group (CIG) webinar on The Road to Reconciliation, review the recap article for an overview of the information covered.

Page last updated: April 01, 2016