Information for Data Submitters: Nursing Facility Cost Reports

Report Resources

Submission Deadline

  • These reports are due no later than April 1, 2018.


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 HCF-1, HCF-2, and HCF-3 cost reports in accordance with 957 CMR 7.00 and the filing requirements set out in the cost report forms and instructions, which can be found here.


Filing Application

Nursing facilities submit cost reports through INET, CHIA’s web-based transaction service. To register for CHIA-INET, each individual user filing for an organization must complete and sign a Non-Confidential Business Partner Data Security Agreement, and complete a User Agreements for Nursing Facilities. Please see CHIA Submissions and INET Questions and Answers for more complete information for registration information. Completed INET forms may be submitted to



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