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Provider Notice Issued 03/10/2021

Date:     March 10, 2021


To:       Enrolled Long Term Care Facilities


Re:      2020 Long Term Care (LTC) Cost Report Due Date/Cut-Off Date



This notice informs Long Term Care (LTC) providers that the 2020 LTC cost reports that are filed by May 31, 2021 will still meet the qualifications of 89 Illinois Administrative Code Section 140.560 and be considered filed timely for rate setting purposes if the 2020 cost reports are used to set provider reimbursement rates. This change in the due date/cut-off date for the 2020 LTC cost reports is a result of potential delays caused by the ongoing public health emergency that is affecting healthcare organizations throughout the State of Illinois.


Federal CMS has allowed two extra months for the filing of the Medicare cost reports. Therefore, Healthcare and Family Services (HFS) is allowing two extra months for the filing of the Illinois Medicaid LTC cost report as well. This will be in addition to any approved extensions that are granted.


For December 31, 2020 year ends, extension requests still need to be submitted by March 31, 2021 to be approved, if providers need an extra month in addition to the two months allowed by Federal CMS.


The two extra months will make the December 31, 2020 cost reports due May 31, 2021. With an approved extension request, the due date would be June 30, 2021.


The 2020 LTC cost report files are available to download from HFS Cost Reports webpage. Downloadable Excel cost reports are available on the HFS Long Term Care – Long Form (Nsg Homes, Skilled Nsg Units and ICF/DD) webpage.


Upon completion of the 2020 LTC cost report file, send by email or CD to A signed paper copy must be sent in also to:


Bureau of Health Finance

Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services

201 South Grand Avenue East

Springfield, Illinois  62763


Questions regarding this notice may be directed to the Bureau of Health Finance at

217-524-4489, or to



Kelly Cunningham, Administrator

Division of Medical Programs​


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