Generally, cost reports are due five months past the fiscal year end. This would mean that a cost report which has a fiscal year end date of 12/31 would have a due date on 5/31 of the following year. (If the due date falls out on a weekend or holiday, it would be due the first business day past the weekend or holiday.)
This year, due to the COVID-19 PHE, Medicare cost reports due dates have been delayed by CMS to give facilities who are burdened by health care work adequate time to gather their information and process their reports.
The extended cost report due dates for all 10/31/2019 and 11/30/2019 FYEs will be June 30, 2020.
CMS will also delay the filing deadline of the FYE 12/31/2019 cost reports. The extended cost report due date for FYE 12/31/2019 will be July 31, 2020.
Providers need not request an extension from their MACs; extensions will be granted automatically.
Need help preparing your cost report? At PPS we have over thirty years of cost reporting experience and are happy to share our expertise with you! Contact us now for cost reporting assistance.
Disclaimer: This blog does not contain legal advice. What it does contain are our best
explanations, advice, and suggestions to help facilities and cost report preparers to understand the cost report forms and reporting process and offer suggestions for their preparation. Progressive Provider Services assumes no legal responsibility for the content of this blog, nor for cost reports or other reports prepared based on the content herein.