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.



The MGCRB withdrawal and termination period for approved reclassifications is open from May 29, 2020 through July 13, 2020.  Board Rules are located at /Regulations-and-Guidance/Review-Boards/MGCRB/Board-Rules.  See also Frequently Asked Questions below.

Note that the MGCRB requires applications, supporting documents, and all 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.

For any system or access questions, please contact the OH CDMS Help Desk at 1-833-783-8255 or

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