COVID-19 Medicare Waivers and Extended Deadlines

Update from April 8, 2020 News Post.

Summary of Medicare Cost Report, Occupational Mix Survey, and Medicare PRRB Cost Report Appeals waivers and deadline extensions due to COVID-19.

Medicare Cost Report Filing Extensions

FYE Original Due Date New Due Date

10/31/2019

03/31/2020

06/30/2020

11/30/2019

04/30/2020

06/30/2020

12/31/2019

05/31/2020

08/31/2020

01/31/2020

06/30/2020

08/31/2020

02/29/2020

07/31/2020

09/30/2020

Source: Hospitals: CMS Flexibilities to Fight COVID‐19

Occupational Mix Survey

Affected Providers Original Due Date New Due Date
All IPPS Hospitals 7/1/2020 8/3/2020

Source: Hospitals: CMS Flexibilities to Fight COVID‐19

Medicare PRRB Cost Report Appeals

Board‐Set Deadline Original Timeline Revised Timeline
Filing Initial Appeal or Adding Issues 180 days Unchanged
Expedited Judicial Review (EJR) Processed within 30 days Processed within 30 days (excluding all days where the Board is not able to conduct business in the usual manner)
Board Hearings Originally scheduled for April & May 2020 Will reschedule on a case‐by‐case basis (if parties are unable to reach a resolution)

Source: PRRB Alert 19 (3/25/2020)

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