DOH Posts RHCF Extension Notice

Carl J. Pucci in Finance & Reimbursement

As reported earlier this week, DOH has extended the 2016 RHCF filing deadline to Monday, July 31, 2017. Below is the administrative notice:

Dear Administrator:

In accordance with Part 86-2.2 of the Commissioner’s Administrative Rules and Regulations, all nursing facilities must complete and file annual financial and statistical reports (i.e., Cost Reports) provided by the Department of Health (“the Department”). As has been communicated previously, the cost report software is available for download on the HCS.


Please be advised that the 2016 RHCF Cost Reports and all certifications must be filed and accepted with the Department no later than Monday, July 31, 2017.

Any facility that does not submit the 2016 RHCF Cost Report and operator certification by due date above will be considered late. The Department will not accept requests to extend the established due date. Facilities that fail to meet the Monday, July 31, 2017 due date may be subject to the penalties imposed by Section 86-2.2 of the New York Codes Rules and Regulations (NYCRR) as well as penalties associated with the Quality Initiative.

If you have any questions concerning the submission of the RHCF Cost Report or HCS access, please send an email to with RHCF Cost Report in the subject line.


Carl J. Pucci
Chief Financial Officer
518-462-4800 x36