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 /Regulations-and-Guidance/Review-Boards/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


MCGRB Application Period

The MGCRB application is available for the FY 2024 - 2026 reclassification cycle.  The current application and reinstatement period is open through September 1, 2022.  Board Rules are located at /Regulations-and-Guidance/Review-Boards/MGCRB/Board-Rules.


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