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Postponement of FY 2022 Application Deadline to the Medicare Geographic Classification Review Board

Per requirements at section 1886(d)(10)(C)(ii) of the Social Security Act (the Act) and 42 CFR 412.256(a)(2), September 1, 2020 is the deadline to submit an application to the Medicare Geographic Classification Review Board (MGCRB) for FY 2022 reclassifications.

These provisions require applications to be filed through OH CDMS (https://www.cms.gov/Regulations-and-Guidance/Review-Boards/MGCRB/Electronic-Filing) not later than the first day of the 13-month period preceding the Federal fiscal year for which reclassification is requested. 

Due to the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency (PHE), under the authority of section 1135(b)(5) of the Act, CMS is postponing the September 1 deadline until 15 days after the public display date of the FY 2021 IPPS/LTCH final rule by the Office of the Federal Register. See https://www.cms.gov/files/document/summary-covid-19-emergency-declaration-waivers.pdf.

If you have questions regarding this extension or any MGCRB data or policy issues, please direct them to CMS at wageindex@cms.hhs.gov.

Toyon anticipates the extended deadline will be on or around September 15, 2020. To discuss this further, please contact Ryan Sader at Toyon Associates, Inc. 888.514.9312 or ryan.sader@toyonassociates.com

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