The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services' (CMS) Hierarchical Condition Category (HCC) risk adjustment model is used to calculate risk scores, which will adjust capitated payments made for aged and disabled beneficiaries enrolled in Medicare Advantage (MA) and other plans. There are two main areas of risk adjustment where plans could potentially fall down: identifying and documenting the accurate illness burden of as many members as possible and closely monitoring encounter data submissions in relation to RAPS data submissions. Here are the few tips to manage the HCC risk adjustment process like, know what to expect from the latest rules, stay involved and communicate with CMS, conduct outreach early, seek peak efficiency when executing medical record retrieval and code accurately, and capture all relevant data.