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VA Technical Reference Model v 23.9

Health Financial Systems (HFS) End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) Medicare Cost Report (MCR) Software
Health Financial Systems (HFS) End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) Medicare Cost Report (MCR) Software Technology

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Technologies must be operated and maintained in accordance with Federal and Department security and privacy policies and guidelines. More information on the proper use of the TRM can be found on the TRM Proper Use Tab/Section.

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Description: Health Financial Systems (HFS) End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) Medicare Cost Report (MCR) software is used by Medicare healthcare providers, major hospitals, rural health clinics, Certified Public Accountant (CPA) firms, and reimbursement consultants to prepare and submit Medicare cost reports. This software includes a Medicare auditor, Provider Statistical and Reimbursement (PS&R) reconciliation, automated account interface, management reports, data extractor, Application Programming Interface (API) Excel, Electronic signing, and Storing and Filing electronically.

This software does not use a database, but instead stores data on the user`s local drive as a cost report file. The cost report file can only be opened by the Health Financial Systems software.
Technology/Standard Usage Requirements: Users must ensure their use of this technology/standard is consistent with VA policies and standards, including, but not limited to, VA Handbooks 6102 and 6500; VA Directives 6004, 6513, and 6517; and National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) standards, including Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS). Users must ensure sensitive data is properly protected in compliance with all VA regulations. Prior to use of this technology, users should check with their supervisor, Information Security Officer (ISO), Facility Chief Information Officer (CIO), or local Office of Information and Technology (OI&T) representative to ensure that all actions are consistent with current VA policies and procedures prior to implementation.
Section 508 Information: This technology has not been assessed by the Section 508 Office. The Implementer of this technology has the responsibility to ensure the version deployed is 508-compliant. Section 508 compliance may be reviewed by the Section 508 Office and appropriate remedial action required if necessary. For additional information or assistance regarding Section 508, please contact the Section 508 Office at
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Decision Source: TRM Mgmt Group
Decision Process: One-VA TRM v23.1
Decision Date: 01/18/2023
Introduced By: TRM Request
Vendor Name: Health Financial Systems
- The information contained on this page is accurate as of the Decision Date (01/18/2023).