MEI Cost Report Information

Mental Health, Early Childhood Intervention, and Individuals with Developmental Disabilities Programs Cost Report Information

Announcements

COVID-19 Alert/Update: 

This is official notification that the due date for submission of the 2019 Cost Report and/or 2019 Accountability Report has been extended to May 15, 2020.  This new due date supersedes the original notification and any reminder emails that providers may have already received.

View the 2019 Cost Report and Accountability Report June 15th Extension Letter (.pdf)

View the Rate Analysis Digital Signature Authorization information.

Requirements

In accordance with Title 1 of the Texas Administrative Code (TAC), section 355.102(d), successful completion of an online cost report training is mandatory for all individuals who sign the Cost Report Methodology Certification as preparer.

It is the responsibility of each provider to ensure that each cost report preparer who signs the Cost Report Methodology Certification has received the Mandatory Cost Report Training and received credit from the appropriate Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) training session. Cost report preparers may be employees of the provider or persons who have been contracted by the provider for the purpose of cost report preparation. To have full access to prepare a 2019 MEI Cost Report, the preparer must attend a 2019 MEI Cost Report training for the 2019 cost report. NO EXEMPTIONS from the cost report training requirements will be granted.

Preparers must complete cost report training for every program for which a cost report is submitted. The MEI cost report is for the Mental Health (M), Early Childhood Intervention (E), and Individuals with Developmental Disabilities (I) programs. Cost report training is required every other year for the odd-year cost report in order for the preparer to be qualified to complete both that odd-year cost report and the following even-year cost report for the specific program(s) for which the credit(s) was received.

Automated Web-Based Cost Report:

Providers will be submitting their 2019 Cost Reports through the web-based STAIRS. You must have a login and password to access the Cost Report web-based system. Logins and passwords for the STAIRS application have not changed from the previous Cost Report. Providers will be notified at a later date to obtain access to the STAIRS application.

Access STAIRS.

Cost Report Due Dates:

Cost Report Year Service Period Cost Report Due Date
2019 State Fiscal Year 2019 May 15, 2020

Cost Report Training:

In order to obtain full access to prepare a 2019 MEI COST REPORT, the preparer must attend a 2019 MEI cost report training. NO EXEMPTIONS from the cost report training requirements will be granted.

Training Schedule:

View the training schedule (.pdf)

Register for training:

Register for Webinar training

Trained Preparer List:

View a list (in Excel) of persons who have completed the training requirements to prepare cost or ARM reports for the year indicated.

NOTE: Preparers willing to be hired out to prepare cost report are indicated on the list above. HHSC does not endorse anyone on this list, and does not ensure that anyone on the list can properly complete a cost report or ARM report.

Cost Report Reference Documents:

View the MEI Cost Report Training Presentation (.pdf)

View the FFY 2018 MEI Cost Report Manual (.pdf)

View the Cost Report Data Requested (.pdf)

View the MEI Frequently Asked Questions (.pdf)

Note: The sample cost report is an example used for cost report training purposes only. The actual "cost report" is an automated web-based system