The event will take place live in Orlando and via livestream June 30 and July 1, with pre-conference virtual workshops on June 25.

An exclusive panel of risk adjustment specialists from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight will speak at RISE’s Risk Adjustment Forum to review the 2022 HHS Notice of Benefit and Payment Parameters and the upcoming 2021 benefit year.

The CMS panel will include:

They will speak at 11:10a.m. EST on Wednesday, June 30, the first day of the main conference. The panel will analyze the 2022 HHS Notice of Benefit and Payment Parameters, discuss the operational and process changes for 2021, including guidelines that impact telehealth, and assess the changes to RADV Audits and schedules for the upcoming 12 months so attendees can organize their teams to be ready to achieve a successful audit.

The panel discussion will follow a morning keynote address by futurist Ben Hammersley, founder and principal of Hammersley Futures, an international strategic forecasting consultancy.

Hammersley, who previously served as the executive editor of WIRED and is credited for coining the term “podcast,” will take a deep dive into the impact of the pandemic on risk adjustment.

He will analyze the overall impact on claims data and risk scores to identify how the ripple effect may damage your plan for 2022 and beyond, discuss CMS flexibility options to enable relief from oncoming industry set back due to COVID, strategies to be best prepared to tackle 2022 and 2023 to ensure efficiency and achieve targeted goals, and  examine the importance of member education surrounding the COVID vaccine to encourage them to participate and enable them to return to scheduled physician appointments.

Other highlights of the conference include:

General sessions on managed Medicaid, the evolving role of the coder and coder education, preparations for complete transition from RAPS to EDS, changes to RADV audits in Medicare Advantage and commercial plans, and industry trends that may impact risk adjustment in the future.

Concurrent track sessions will take place both days on topics related to technology solutions to improve risk adjustment, risk adjustment compliance, technology and compliance, risk adjustment leadership techniques, telehealth impact on risk adjustment, and audits and workflow.

Access to on-demand recordings will be available to both in-person and virtual attendees after the event to re-watch or view conference sessions you may have missed. 

Networking opportunities for both in-person and virtual attendees will take place throughout the event.

  • A virtual networking reception will be held at 4p.m. EST on Friday, June 25 following preconference virtual workshops.
  • The main conference will feature morning networking receptions on both days at 9 a.m. EST. In-person attendees will enjoy a socially distanced reception compliant with CDC guidelines. Virtual attendees will be able to join the virtual networking lobby to meet with other attendees.
  • We’ll conclude Day One with an evening networking reception at 5 p.m. EST. In-person attendees will need to RSVP for the event when they register and may bring a guest. The virtual networking lobby will also be open for face-to-face networking.

The 17th Risk Adjustment Forum will take place Wednesday, June 30 and Thursday, July 1 virtually and live in-person at the Loews Portofino Bay Hotel at University Orlando. Virtual preconference workshops will take place Friday, June 25. Click here for the complete agenda, list of speakers, and registration information.