COVID-19 Related Extensions

April 1, 2020

On March 31, National Government Services (NGS) announced on a call with hospital associations and providers that Medicare worksheet S-10 audit requests for documentation have gone out to providers. However, hospitals may call NGS to request an extension for the document request. At this time, NGS can grant extensions for document requests until May 15. Additionally, on March 26, Wisconsin Physician Services (WPS) confirmed via email correspondence with IHA that they have temporarily stopped work on S-10 audits until at least May 15. According to this email, providers working with WPS do not have to request extensions.

Additionally, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) extended the due date for submission of any Medicare cost report with an original due date of March 31, 2020 through June 1, 2020 has been extended. Following are the new due dates:

Fiscal Year Ending Initial Due Date New Due Date
10/31/2019 3/31/2020 6/30/2020
11/30/2019 4/30/2020 6/30/2020
12/31/2019 6/1/2020 7/31/2020