Information for Data Submitters: Adult Foster Care Cost Reports


Report Resources

Submission Deadline

  • These reports are due no later than Wednesday, June 15, 2022.

Overview

The Center for Health Information and Analysis (CHIA) is now collecting cost reports for the fiscal year (FY) 2021 from Adult Foster Care (AFC) providers. CHIA collects these reports pursuant to regulation 957 CMR 6.00. The reports are used by CHIA and other public entities for monitoring costs and for health care payment policy development. Dual providers of both Adult Foster Care (AFC) and Group Adult Foster Care services (GAFC) services must file separate cost reports.

 

What’s New for the FY2021 Cost Reports

All CHIA email addresses have changed from @state.ma.us to @chiamass.gov.  Please make sure to update your address book when emailing CHIA and submitting your Adult Foster Care (AFC) Cost Report materials.

Filing Application

AFC providers are required to submit the following:

  • The FY2021 AFC Cost Report Template (Excel)
  • FY2021 Financial Statements
  • A Statement of Certification

 

CHIA only accepts cost reports in .xlsx format. Supporting documents such as the Financial Statements and Statement of Certification should be in PDF format. Additionally, if the numbers on the submitted cost report cannot be traced directly to the financial statements, include a reconciliation of the numbers in the cost report and the financial statements. This may be filed as an Excel spreadsheet attached to the electronic filing of the report.

Providers submit reports and all supplemental items directly to CHIA at data@chiamass.gov.

Links to download the Excel cost report and instruction documents are posted in the blue “Report Resources” box on this webpage. Please read all instructions carefully.

The reports are due no later than Wednesday, June 15, 2022.

 

Questions

If you have additional questions about your cost report filing, please email us at Costreports.Pricing@chiamass.gov with the following information in the subject line of your email:

  1. Name of your agency with MassHealth ID #
  2. Name of the cost report you are asking about
  3. Cost report reporting year

Subject Line Example: Question on FY2021 AFC Cost Report – ABC agency, ID# 123456789A