Now A Live-Streaming Virtual Event
[Same Dates] January 13-14, 2022

Join us Virtually for the 6th Annual CMS Bid Boot Camp 

Get Critical Steps and Strategies to Optimize Your CMS Bid

13.0 CPEs for conference plus workshop; 10.0 CPEs for conference only

Due to the current positive COVID-19 case rate nationwide and our commitment to your health and safety, we are now live-streaming this event.

What to Expect from the Virtual Conference Experience:

  • Connect with peers in an easy-to-navigate, interactive virtual platform
  • Grow your professional network through real-time networking opportunities
  • Advance your industry knowledge by experiencing the top-notch content RISE is known for
  • Experience the entire conference live from the comfort of your home, and gain access to session recordings for up to 90 days post-event

For the 6th year in a row, we are bringing you the RISE Annual CMS Bid Boot Camp where actuaries, product managers, and other CMS bid stakeholders come for an interactive exploration of timelines, critical steps, and strategies to optimize their CMS bid. Over 200 health care organizations have benefited from the vast knowledge that is shared at this Boot Camp.

As the only conference in the market dedicated to covering the entire bid process from start to finish, you will leave with confidence in creating, updating, and executing your own CMS bid roadmap to set your organization up for plan growth year after year. 

RISE is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: www.nasbaregistry.org  


ANTICIPATED CPE CREDITS: 13.0 CPEs for conference plus workshop; 10.0 CPEs for conference only

RECOMMENDED FIELD(S) OF STUDY: Specialized Knowledge




LEARNING OBJECTIVES: Upon completing the course, participants will:

  • Gain more accounting guidance for expenditures related to COVID-19 permissive actions and other costs in the MLR calculation for CY21 to avoid suspension and other punitive actions
  • Get up to speed on the status and trajectory of Biden Administration proposals and legislative reform to Medicare Advantage and Part D
  • Learn from recent health plans’ experiences with risk adjustment, non-medical benefits, bid desk review and audits and get advance knowledge of what bid reviewers scrutinize
  • Learn how to create, update, and execute their own CMS bid roadmap to set their organization up for plan growth year after year
  • Elevate their competitive intelligence analysis of what drives shopping decisions and what brings the most value to their target market
  • Assess the continuing impact of COVID-19 tumult on bids and how that informs bid strategy for 2023

For more information, visit our website: https://risehealth.org/the-fine-print/

Who Should Attend CMS

This conference is designed to bring together product managers and other CMS bid stakeholders, especially those involved in:

  • Revenue Management and Analysis

  • Actuarial Work and Risk Adjustment

  • Product Design and Development

  • Government Programs Compliance

  • Operations

  • Special Needs Plans

  • Medicare Part D

  • Formulary Design

  • Pharmacy Benefits

  • Quality and Star Ratings

  • Sales and Marketing

  • Network Development

  • Care Management 

Top Reasons to Attend CMS


  • Participate in our all-new two-part CMS bid basics pre-conference workshop customized for the newbies on your team or for those wanting a refresher on bid essentials and mechanics
  • Join us virtually to continue the learning discussions in between sessions during chats with your peers
  • Augment the impact of this year’s CMS Bid Boot Camp by joining your peers for facilitated small group discussions on a variety of top-of-mind CMS bid topics during the “Choose Your Own Adventure” breakout session
  • Pick up bid strategies that will improve the member experience and Star ratings
  • Dive into Flex, SSBCI, and VBID to learn what plans are offering and inform your strategy to be most competitive in your markets
  • Discover innovative ways to remedy a low MLR and avoid suspension and other punitive actions
  • Differentiate your plan by establishing a Special Needs Plan (SNP) that creates better outcomes for vulnerable populations in your membership
  • Consider the cons and maximize the pros of offering virtual options to your members as part of your competitive intelligence assessment