Deadline for Filing a Request for an Exemption from Participating in the HHCAHPS Survey for the CY 2025 APU
folder_openInformation for Home Health Agenciescalendar_todayPosted February 8, 2024

This is a reminder to all Medicare-certified home health agencies (HHAs) seeking an exemption from participating in the HHCAHPS Survey for the calendar year (CY) 2025 annual payment update (APU) period to submit a Participation Exemption Request (PER) form on the HHCAHPS website.

The deadline for submitting the CY 2025 APU exemption request is 11:59 PM Eastern Time March 31, 2024.

As announced in the Home Health Prospective Payment System (HH PPS) Rate Update Final Rule for Calendar Year 2024 that was published in the Federal Register on November13, 2023, Medicare-certified HHAs that served 59 or fewer unduplicated patients between April 1, 2022 and March 31, 2023 who met survey eligibility criteria can request a PER for the CY 2025 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 or call toll-free at (866) 354-0985.