Medicare Geographic Classification Review Board
The Medicare Geographic Classification Review Board ("MGCRB" or "Board") makes determinations on geographic reclassification requests of hospitals who are receiving payment under the inpatient prospective payment system ("IPPS") but wish to reclassify to a higher wage area for purposes of receiving a higher payment rate. See 42 U.S.C. § 1395ww(d)(10) and 42 C.F.R. § 412.230.
CURRENT APPLICATION PERIOD
The MGCRB application is available for the FY 2021 - 2023 reclassification cycle. The current application period is open from July 11, 2019 through September 3, 2019. Board Rules are located at /Regulations-and-Guidance/Review-Boards/MGCRB/Board-Rules.
Note that the MGCRB requires applications, supporting documents, and subsequent correspondence to be filed electronically through the Office of hearings Case and Document Management System ("OH CDMS"). Reference /Regulations-and-Guidance/Review-Boards/MGCRB/Electronic-Filing. See also Frequently Asked Questions below.
For any system or access questions, please contact the OH CDMS Help Desk at 1-833-783-8255 or Helpdesk_OHCDMS@cms.hhs.gov.