Hospice Patients Alliance: Consumer Advocacy

Info. on CMS Forms and Hospice Cost Reporting to CMS

Hospices must report their costs related to providing hospice services to CMS, the Center for Medicare Services.

Links to many CMS forms are posted at:
Information on the Hospice Payment System

Hospice Cost Reporting:    Hospice Center search cost reporting.

"Note: Some files listed above are Microsoft Excel file format with the .xls file extenstion. These must be saved to your computer and then opened with Microsoft Excel in order to use them. Some files listed above are self-extracting ZIPPED files. ZIPPED files must be downloaded to your PC before they can be unzipped. This format saves disk space and time needed to download. The self-extracting ZIP file is an executable file with a .EXE extension. To download, extract and view the file(s), please follow the instructions below:

  1. Click on the hypertext link for the self-extracting zipped file, to start the download process.
  2. Select "save as file" when requested by your browser software and indicate the location where you wish to save the file, (i.e., A:, C:, etc.).
  3. Once the file is saved to your specified location, you must first extract the files it contains before you can view them. To do this, go to your "file manager" ("explore" in Windows 95), and locate the file. Double click on the file name to start the self-extraction process. When completed, there will be one or more additional files, located in the same directory as the original downloaded file.
  4. The files may be viewed using your word processing software, (e.g., Microsoft Word 97, WordPerfect version 8, etc.). Files ending with the "xls" extension may be viewed using Microsoft Excel version 5 or higher spreadsheet software.
  5. If you have problems downloading or extracting the files, please call [CMS representative:] Tom Talbott 410-786-4592.

We hope that this information is helpful to you. If you have further questions about the specific CMS forms, you should contact CMS directly itself.

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