Information for Data Submitters: Group Adult Foster Care Cost Reports

Report Resources

Submission Deadline

  • Data submissions were due by Monday July 25, 2022.


The Center for Health Information and Analysis (CHIA) is now collecting cost reports for the fiscal year (FY) 2021 from Group Adult Foster Care (GAFC) 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 Group Adult Foster Care (GAFC) and Adult Foster Care (AFC) services must file separate cost reports.

Group Adult Foster Care providers are required to submit the following:

  • The FY21 GAFC Cost Report
  • FY21 Financial Statements
  • A Statement of Certification


Filing Application

CHIA will only accept cost reports in .xlsx format, which was introduced with Excel 2007. Supporting documents such as the Statement of Certification should be in PDF format.

For FY21, there is a new reconciliation section on the cost report template to be used if the numbers on the cost report cannot be traced directly to the financial statements. Please see “Summary” tab and cost report instructions for further information.

Links to download the Excel cost report template and instruction documents are posted on this webpage. Please read all instructions carefully.

Providers must have submitted reports and all supplemental items directly to CHIA at no later than Monday, July 25, 2022.

CHIA held a webinar on August 24. 2021 to provide additional guidance on completing the FY20 GAFC cost report. The webinar recording is available to download on this page.



If you have additional questions about your cost report filing, please email us at 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 GAFC Cost Report – ABC agency, ID# 123456789A