On October 24thth, 2014, CMS issued Transmittal number 8 to the Provider Cost Reporting Forms and Instructions, Chapter 11, Form CMS-339. Transmittal 8 is effective for cost reporting periods ending on or after September 30, 2014.
The transmittal is available at the CMS website:
Form CMS 339 is ONLY to be completed by Home Health Agencies, Community Mental Health Centers, Rural Health Clinics, Federally Qualified Health Centers, Hospices (With cost reporting periods beginning prior to October 1, 2014) and Organ Procurement Organizations (OPOs) submitting cost reports to the Medicare Administrative Contractor.
The Form CMS-339 was significantly streamlined to eliminate requirements and exhibits that were previously required for hospital providers. The 339 questions have been incorporated directly into the new Hospital, SNF, ESRD and Hospice cost reporting forms.
HFS has programmed the software changes for transmittal 8 and was approved by CMS on January 23, 2015, HFS will make the update available to users of the software in our February 6, 2015 software update.
If you have any questions, please contact Eric Swanson at firstname.lastname@example.org.