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RDS Program Components

Additional Program Tasks

Quick Access Reports (QAR)

Supplemental Information

Complete Step 6: Payment Frequency

User Roles:




Program Components:

Annual Plan Application

To access the RDS Secure Website and navigate to the Application List page, review instructions to access the RDS Secure Website.

On the Application List page:

  1. Select an Application ID or select View Application from the Actions dropdown menu and select Go.

On the Application Status page:

  1. Select Step 6: Payment Frequency.

On the Payment Frequency page:

An * indicates a required field.

  1. Review the information contained on the Payment Frequency page of the Secure Website.
  2. Select Continue to confirm the payment frequency default assignment of Monthly or select Cancel to return to the Application Status page.

    NOTE: Beginning May 8, 2020, all current and future RDS applications’ Payment Frequency will be set to a maximum frequency of monthly interim payments, consistent with the general payment rules regarding timing set forth in 42 C.F.R. 423.888(b)(1). Although 12 interim payment requests are permitted, a Plan Sponsor may choose to submit fewer than 12 interim payment requests, or forego interim payments and instead choose to submit one final payment request during Reconciliation as described in 42 C.F.R. 423.888(b)(2)(ii). Please refer to Important Enhancement to RDS Payment Frequency for important details.

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