Information for Data Submitters: Nursing Facility Cost Reports

Report Resources

2018 MGT-CR Webinar

CHIA held a webinar on July 10, 2019 as support in completing the MGT-CR.

The PowerPoint slides from the webinar are available here.

Submission Deadline

  • The HCF-1, HCF-2, and MGT-CR were due no later than August 15, 2019.


CHIA collects Nursing Facility Cost Reports on an annual basis. The reports are used by CHIA and other public entities for monitoring costs and for health care payment policy development.

Nursing facilities must submit these cost reports in accordance with 957 CMR 7.00 and the filing requirements set out in the cost report forms and instructions. Please see the link to the "Nursing Facility Cost Report Forms" in the blue box on the right of this page to access the various forms and instructions for nursing facility data submissions.


Filing Application

Historically, nursing facilities submitted all cost reporting through INET, CHIA’s web-based transaction service. Each entity must file a Non-Confidential Data Security Agreement. Cost report submitters must also complete a CHIA INET User Agreement for Nursing Facilities if they have not already done so. Please see CHIA Submissions and INET Questions and Answers for more complete information for registration information. Completed INET forms may be submitted to

The HCF-3, now called the Management Company/Central Office Cost Report, or MGT-CR, has been reformatted for 2018. This form is submitted electronically using CHIA Submissions. CHIA Submissions is an online application for both entering and uploading data including management company expenses, organization structure, related party transactions and other administrative expense details. This application is now available. Please Note: The account numbers used in the new management company cost report have changed. The account crosswalk is posted to assist in this transition.

In order to submit the new MGT-CR, you must complete CHIA submission and ownership forms for each 2018 management company. Please see the Management Company MGT-CR Information form instructions here.

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For assistance in completing these forms, please contact CHIA's Pricing Cost Report Help Desk at (617) 701-8297.