The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) on Friday released a white paper to outline and seek feedback on issues that the agencies will use to inform future policy on HHS-Risk Adjustment Data Validation.

The options listed in the 120-page white paper are based on HHS’ ongoing internal analysis of potential refinements to the HHS-RADV program for future benefit years, as well as comment the department has received through notice-and-comment rulemaking and listening sessions with stakeholders. The paper includes options for sample size and error rates.

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The department is seeking comments on the options listed in the white paper. Comments are due by Monday, January 6 to with the subject line of “December 2019 HHS-RADV White Paper.”

The RISE Risk Adjustment Policy Committee is currently reviewing the white paper. Look to RISE for insight and analysis of the proposals in the upcoming weeks.