CMS has extended the window for hospitals to amend uncompensated care, bad debt, and other Worksheet S-10 reporting on their fiscal year 2014 and 2015 Medicare cost reports, from October 31 to January 2.
- Proper reporting of S-10 data is critical, as it is now used for the distribution of the vast majority of Medicare Disproportionate Share Hospital (DSH) funding.
- Any S-10 reporting changes made by hospitals by the January 2 deadline will influence federal fiscal year (FFY) 2019 Medicare DSH payments. CMS will not recognize S-10 changes for current (FFY 2018) DSH payment levels.
- CMS has opened and extended windows for S-10 reporting changes in recognition of revised reporting instructions issued by the agency for charity care and bad debt data reported on worksheet S-10.