This section provides an overview and step-by-step instructions for submitting interim costs.
The Interim Payment Process is a method the Plan Sponsor uses to submit interim cost reports and make interim payment requests for Qualifying Covered Retirees on an approved RDS application. If the Monthly, Quarterly, or Interim Annual Payment Frequency was selected during the Application Submission Process, Plan Sponsors may request an interim payment. 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.
Note: Are you a Plan Sponsor working with a Vendor, or are you a Vendor representative new to the RDS Program? The RDS Welcome Kit offers the following Vendor-related materials:
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