Medicare and Medicaid Cost Report Software – Electronic Cost Report (ECR)

You may have heard of electronic cost report (ECR) files when filing your Medicare or Medicaid cost reports. The ECR file is created automatically by your cost report software. The file is broken down into record types, and each record type contains a record that corresponds to a field on the cost report. For example:

Type 1 record identify the provider, the start/end date of the cost report, the date of preparation, etc.

Type 2 records show labels for cost report cost centers and allocation statistics.

Type 3 records show the cost report input.

You generally do not need to worry about this file because your Medicare cost report software should have the ability to export/import these file types. You can get more information about suitable Medicare cost report software by submitting the form.

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