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Resource Library

The Resource Library contains links to user guides, the Reconciliation Toolkit, job aids, technical articles, and web-based training to assist the Plan Sponsor community in participating in the RDS Program. Select an item to review each set of resources.

  • This page contains links to the various agreements between RDS Secure Website users and CMS' RDS Center.

  • Effective Monday, December 10, 2018, all files that are currently sent to the RDS Center via Connect:Direct must be sent to a new IP address and port.

  • This page contains a quick reference to the RDS Appeals Sample Supporting Documentary Evidence Cover Sheet.

  • This page contains a glossary of terms assocaited with the RDS Program.

  • This page contains links to and descriptions for job aids, which are tools that can be used for quick reference while completing specific RDS Program tasks.

  •  This page provides information on the recent change of location for sending cost and retiree data files to the RDS Center Mainframe. Mainframe submitters should review this page for an overview of the change.

  • The RDS Quick Start Guides page is a library of one-page process diagrams illustrating how to complete various tasks within the RDS Secure Website. New guides will be added periodically and users will be notified when they are available.

  • RDS TV is an on-demand library of training videos designed to walk users through various topics in the RDS Secure Website.

  • The RDS User Guide provides comprehensive, detailed information about participating in the RDS Program. Get overview information and step-by-step instructions for key program areas and more.

  • The Reconciliation Toolkit provides best practices and suggestions to help you plan and complete Reconciliation.

  • The Sample Retiree File Spreadsheet assists Plan Sponsors and Vendors with creating and uploading retiree files to CMS' RDS Center on the RDS Secure Website.

  • This page contains links to technical articles that provide expert insight on important program topics.

Page last updated: December 19, 2015