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Printed Date: 9/22/2015
Please note the following updates and tips for filing Medicare cost reports. These updates and tips encourage filing early, submitting files in an electronic format and minimizing the amount of paper submitted.
Also note that when a cost report is filed late, the provider will be placed on payment hold. The payment hold will be released after the cost report has been received, reviewed, and accepted. In peak periods (such as the month of June), it may take 30 days to accept the report. Please file timely (or early) to prevent being placed on payment hold!
Tips for filing cost reports:
Sending files (e.g., PI, EC), schedules, reports and analysis
Exception for cost reports filed as Low Utilization or No Utilization. These types of reports can all be sent via hardcopy.
Note: Cost Report Questionnaire (CMS Form 339 (PDF, 85 KB)) - previously all providers had to complete the Cost Report Questionnaire. Now, many of the cost report forms include these questions and the questionnaire is no longer required. The questionnaire is now only required when filing Rural Health Clinics, Organ Procurement and Histo Lab cost reports.
Please forward the signature page(s) and electronic files to either of the following addresses:
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Last Updated: 04/08/2019