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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.


ALERT: MGCRB Electronic Filing

The MGCRB module of the Office of Hearings Case and Document Management System (“OH CDMS”) is available for use. Please login to file your application electronically.

Note that beginning with the federal fiscal year 2020 reclassification application cycle, the MGCRB now requires applications, supporting documents, and subsequent correspondence to be filed through OH CDMS. Also, the MGCRB will issue all of its notices and decisions via email and these documents will be accessible through OH CDMS.

Please reference for registration instructions and the system user manual. For any system questions, please contact the OH CDMS Help Desk at 1-833-783-8255 or