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ACA Sign CMS is using emergency authority to reissue the risk-adjustment methodology the agency previously developed for the 2017 benefit year.  (Photo: Shutterstock)

The administration of President Donald Trump has rushed to save the individual major medical open enrollment period for 2019, by patching the Affordable Care Act risk-adjustment program.

A federal agency, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), has developed emergency regulations that could let the ACA risk-adjustment program collect the receivables and pay the payables already in the pipeline for 2017.

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