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Medicare Cost Report Deadlines? Are they Extended?

Tiffany Karlin

March 30, 2020

CMS released their “Coronavirus Waivers and Flexibilities”

CMS states, “In certain circumstances, the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) using section 1135 of the Social Security Act (SSA) can temporarily modify or waive certain Medicare, Medicaid, CHIP, or HIPAA requirements, called 1135 waivers.  There are different kinds of 1135 waivers, including Medicare blanket waivers.  When there’s an emergency, sections 1135 or 1812(f) of the SSA allow us to issue blanket waivers to help beneficiaries access care.  When a blanket waiver is issued, providers don’t have to apply for an individual 1135 waiver.  When there’s an emergency, we can also offer health care providers other flexibilities to make sure Americans continue to have access to the health care they need.”

Links below to these specifics by entity type:

CMS for Long Term Care Facilities
CMS for Home Health Agencies
CMS for Hospice Agencies
CMS for Rural Health Clinics

Medicare Cost Report Extension

Medicare Cost Report Deadline Extensions Granted Nationally:

State Deadlines: Mueller Prost is also monitoring State Medicaid Report deadlines and any potential extensions being granted and will alert you as these may become updated. To date, most states have not issued extensions.


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