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Updated 6/27/2022

2021 - No More Automatic Extensions Due to COVID-19

For 2021 and 2022:

  • All 12/31/21 Cost Reports Were Due May 31, 2022.
  • All 6/30/22 Cost Reports Will Be Due November 30, 2022.
  • All 9/30/22 Cost Reports Will Be Due February 28, 2023.

For 2020:

  • For All Medicare Cost Reports for FYEs 3/1/2020 - 12/31/20, There Was An Automatic 60 Day Filing Extension.
  • This Means That December 31, 2020 Reports Were Due August 2, 2021.
  • Applied To: SNF, HHA, Hospice, Hospital, FQHC, RHC, CMHC, ESRD, OPO, and Histocompatibility Lab Cost Reports & Home Office Cost Statements.

In General:

  • If Your Books Run January 1 - December 31, Your Medicare Cost Report Filing Date Every Year is May 31 of The Following Year
  • For a Different Fiscal Year - Your Cost Report is Due 5 Months After You Close Your Books - e.g. 6/30 Year-Ends Due November 30th
  • If There Was A Change of Ownership - Your Cost Report is Due Per The Date On The Letter You Receive From CMS/ Your MAC
  • Don't Take a Risk - If You are Not Sure of Your Due Date, Check With Your MAC or Contact Us!
  • For Other End Dates, Contact Us or Check with Your MAC
  • If the Due Date is On a Weekend or Holiday - Cost Reports Due First Workday Afterwards
  • "Due" Means Must be Filed - That is Mailed Or Uploaded to MCReF - On or Before the Due Date
  • Grace Periods for Resubmission, if Necessary, Apply for Early Filing
  • Filing Extensions Granted Only Under Extreme Circumstances
  • Penalty for Overdue Cost Reports is Withholding of Payments - File On Time!
  • If Uploading to MCReF - Must be Finished Uploading (e-Postmarked) by 11:59 PM EST on the Due Date