Deadline for Filing a Request for an Exemption from Participating in the HHCAHPS Survey for the CY 2022 APU
folder_openInformation for Home Health Agenciescalendar_todayPosted February 4, 2021

This is a reminder to all Medicare-certified home health agencies (HHAs) seeking an exemption from participating in the HHCAHPS Survey for the CY2022 APU to submit a Participation Exemption Request (PER) form on the HHCAHPS website.

The deadline for submitting the CY 2022 APU exemption request is 11:59 PM Eastern Time Tuesday, March 31, 2021.

As announced in the Home Health Prospective Payment System (HH PPS) Rate Update Final Rule for Calendar Year 2021 that was published in the Federal Register on November 4, 2020, Medicare-certified HHAs that served 59 or fewer unduplicated patients between April 1, 2019 and March 31, 2020 who met survey eligibility criteria can request a PER for the CY 2022 APU.

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

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