Pricer Source Code and Software

COBOL to Java Conversion Complete

As part of ongoing efforts to modernize Medicare payment systems, CMS has converted all 10 Pricer applications from the COBOL programming language to the Java programming language. As of January 2022, CMS no longer posts COBOL source code. CMS now only posts Java source code.

CMS posts Pricer source code to fulfill Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests and facilitate Medicare pricing methodology and rate transparency. Therefore, CMS will only post Pricer source code and data files that contain pricing methodology and rates, respectively. * CMS started posting Java Pricer source code in the first quarter of 2021.

* CMS does not provide technical support to incorporate Pricer source code and software into new or existing systems outside of its Original Medicare claims processing system

Date of First Java-only Source Code Pricer Release

  • End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) PPS – January 2022
  • Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) PPS - January 2022
  • Home Health (HH) PPS – January 2022 
  • Hospice PPS – ETA January/February 2022
  • Inpatient PPS (IPPS) - October 2021
  • Inpatient Psychiatric Facility (IPF) PPS – ETA January/February 2022
  • Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility (IRF) PPS - October 2021
  • Long Term Care Hospital (LTCH) PPS - October 2021
  • Outpatient PPS (OPPS) - January 2022
  • Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) PPS – ETA January/February 2022

Software (Executable JAR Files)


Java Source Code (JAR Files)


COBOL Source Code (Text Files)

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01/13/2022 01:12 PM