Medicare Geographic Classification Review Board
The Medicare Geographic Classification Review Board ("MGCRB" or "Board") makes determinations on geographic reclassification requests of hospitals that 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, Subpart L.
Electronic Filing Required
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 MGCRB Electronic Filing for registration instructions and the system user manual. For any system or access questions, please contact the OH CDMS Help Desk at 1-833-783-8255 or Helpdesk_OHCDMS@cms.hhs.gov.
MCGRB Application Period
The MGCRB application is available for the FFY 2025 - 2027 reclassification cycle. New application requests and reinstatement requests must be filed no later than September 1, 2023. See Frequently Asked Questions below and MGCRB Rules.
General questions about the MGCRB may be sent by email to MGCRB@cms.hhs.gov. However, case specific submissions and inquiries will not be accepted through this email box; Such correspondence must be submitted within OH CDMS on the impacted case.
FAQs for MGCRB Application - FFY 2025-2027 (PDF)