CMS Encourages Online Cost Report Filing Via the MCReF System

Helpful Links for MCReF Online Filing Information:


  • Instructions for uploading LU cost report via MCReF

  • This one-page PPS-created Whitepaper serves as a helpful quick guide for uploading files for low utilization cost reports without electronic files via MCReF. Includes screenshots and step-by-step directions.

  • From NGS:¬†How to Access and Use the Medicare Cost Report e-Filing System (MCReF) through the EIDM System

  • This five-minute video demonstrates how Medicare Part A providers gain access to the Medicare Cost Report e-Filing (MCReF) system through the EIDM (Enterprise Identity Management) system. It includes a step-by-step process, highlighting information on the various screens within EIDM to gain an understanding of the access required. In addition, there is information on how providers can delegate EIDM roles to other representatives to access MCReF.

  • From NGS:¬†How to Use the Medicare Cost Report e-Filing System (MCReF)

  • This eight -minute video demonstrates how Part A Medicare providers electronically file their Medicare Cost Report and supporting documentation through the Medicare Cost Report e-filing (MCReF) system. It includes a step-by-step process, highlighting information on the various screens within MCReF to gain an understanding of the electronic cost report filing process.