CMS: Medicare Cost Report e-Filing System Enhancement

Carl J. Pucci in Finance & Reimbursement

On May 1, CMS implemented the new Medicare Cost Report e-Filing (MCReF) system; over 2,000 cost reports were submitted through the system in the first month. For FYs ending on or after December 31, 2017, you can electronically submit your cost report package to your Medicare Administrative Contractor through MCReF. After January 2, you must use MCReF to submit your cost report electronically; you may also continue to mail or hand deliver them.

An enhancement on September 10 allows contractor users to submit MCReF role requests to multiple organizations at the same time without waiting for each request to be approved before submitting another. Users that represent multiple organizations can obtain timely approval.

For More Information:

Register for the October 15 Medicare Learning Network webcast

MCReF webpage, includes how to request a user role?

MCReF User Manual

MCReF MLN Matters Article

For questions, contact the External User Services helpdesk at or 866-484-8049 (TTY/TDD: 866-523-4759) 


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