About Technical Assistance

About Technical Assistance


CMS is committed to providing technical assistance to Medicare Advantage Organizations (MAOs) and other entities subject to plan requirements for the Medicare Part C and Part D Programs. Outreach is provided through the following forms of technical assistance:

Risk Adjustment Newsletters

Risk Adjustment newsletters are publications providing the latest information including system updates, commonly asked questions and answers, information for individuals new to Risk Adjustment, and tips for the industry on best practices. The newsletter identifies industry feedback and addresses the quality, accuracy, and timeliness of submissions to the Risk Adjustment Processing System (RAPS) and the Encounter Data System (EDS) to keep MAOs and other entities up to date on industry impact. To access the most recent newsletter click here.

Risk Adjustment Webinars

These sessions provide an overview of requirements for the Risk Adjustment Processing System (RAPS) and the Encounter Data System (EDS), and will also provide participants with an understanding of appropriate operational guidance and the tools available for successful submission of data. This training is intended for Medicare Advantage Organizations and submitters only.

Technical Assistance

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