ODP has released the ID-46 cost report forms and instructions to be used for the 2019–2020 fiscal year. Highlights of the changes from the prior year are noted on the ‘2020 Changes to ICF Cost Report ID-46’. The majority of the changes were made as a result of ODP’s approach to reimburse providers for their costs incurred as a result of COVID-19.
A checklist has not yet been developed for FY 2019–2020. ODP did not want to delay getting the cost report forms to you; therefore, the checklist will be issued at a later date.
The cost report is due by September 30, 2020. As noted in Rick Smith’s email titled ‘Cost Based Rate for FY 2019–2020’ dated 6/22/20, ODP has made the decision to eliminate the waiver process for FY 2019–2020 and set funding levels equal to the costs per this cost report, as well as use the costs determined by the cost report as the starting point to set funding levels for FY 2020–2021. ODP will issue gross adjustments to reimburse extraordinary COVID-19 expenses when their review is completed. They will review cost reports in the order received, but please note that not responding to any questions in a timely fashion may significantly delay your payments.
If you have questions regarding the approach being taken this year by ODP, please contact Steve Evitts. If you have any questions or problems with the cost report template, please contact Pam Gilbert.