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Deadline for Filing a Request for an Exemption from Participating in the HHCAHPS Survey for the CY 2020 APU: Deadline extended to April 1, 2019

Feb 7

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2/7/2019

This is a reminder to all Medicare-certified home health agencies (HHAs) seeking an exemption from participating in the HHCAHPS Survey for the CY2020 APU to submit a Participation Exemption Request (PER) form on the HHCAHPS website.

The deadline for submitting the CY 2020 APU exemption request is 11:59 PM Eastern Time Monday, April 1, 2019. This deadline has been extended because March 31, 2019 falls on a Sunday.

As announced in the Home Health Prospective Payment System (HH PPS) Rate Update Final Rule for Calendar Year 2019 that was published in the Federal Register on November 13, 2018, Medicare-certified HHAs that served 59 or fewer unduplicated patients between April 1, 2017 and March 31, 2018 who met survey eligibility criteria can request a PER for the CY 2020 APU.

HHAs can access the online PER form on HHCAHPS website at the following link:

Participation Exemption Request (PER) Form

For more information about the HHCAHPS Survey, contact the HHCAHPS Survey Coordination Team via email at hhcahps@rti.org or call toll-free at (866) 354-0985.