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Submit your Medicare Cost Report Electronically via MCReF

Attention: Effective 7/2/2018, Medicare cost reports can no longer be submitted via NGSConnex or email. Acceptable submission methods are mail, hand delivery or the new CMS Medicare Cost Report e-Filing System known as MCReF .

MCReF is hosted at https://mcref.cms.gov. System access to MCReF is controlled by the EIDM system. Part A provider SOs and their BSOs, already registered in EIDM for access to CMS PS&R, inherit access to MCReF by default through their existing account. A dedicated MCReF role within EIDM is also available. The SO/BSO can also delegate this role.

    • MCReF is available for cost reports with FYE 12/31/2017 and later.
    • Documents submitted via MCReF must not be password protected. MCReF is a secure file transport method. Cost report files provided via MCReF that are encrypted or password protected will be rejected.
    • Remember to check the box on Worksheet S stating your intent to electronically sign your cost report. Please also include full name of signer, title and date.
    • If you submit your cost report via MCReF, please do not also mail your cost report. Submitting duplicate copies using multiple submission methods can result in delays in processing.

You can find more information on filing via MCReF in the MLN article MM10611 and by watching the YouTube videos below:

This five-minute video demonstrates how Medicare Part A providers gain access to the MCReF system through the EIDM system. It includes a step-by-step process, highlighting information on the various screens within EIDM to gain an understanding of the access required. In addition, there is information on how providers can delegate EIDM roles to other representatives to access MCReF.

This eight-minute video demonstrates how Part A Medicare providers electronically file their Medicare Cost Report and supporting documentation through the MCReF system. It includes a step-by-step process, highlighting information on the various screens within MCReF to gain an understanding of the electronic cost report filing process.

Questions regarding your Cost Report filing:

Contact JK_Cost_Report_Filing@anthem.com or J6_Cost_Report_Filing@anthem.com

Posted 2/11/2019


Last Modified: 2/11/19
Submit your Medicare Cost Report Electronically via MCReF
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