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Medicare Cost Report Filing Extension

On March 24, 2020, multiple Medicare Administrative Contractors (MACs) have announced CMS has extended the due date for cost report filings. The providers covered in this extension include Hospitals, Rural Health Clinics, Federally Qualified Health Centers, Home Health Agencies, and Hospice providers. This extension is a blanket extension, meaning the providers do not need to send a request to their MACs for approval. Below is a summary showing the new filing deadlines based on the providers’ fiscal year ends.

Fiscal Year EndOriginal Due DateExtended Due Date
October 31, 2019March 31, 2020June 30, 2020
November 30, 2019April 30, 2020June 30, 2020
December 31, 2019May 31, 2020July 31, 2020


If you have questions about how this extension may impact your facility, please contact Kyle Smith, Tyson Roberts, or Shawn Adams.

Please continue to monitor our Coronavirus Resources and Information Page and COVID-19 Relief & Operations FAQs for updates.

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