HH-CAHPS Exemption


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To apply to CMS for exemption, you must have less than 60 unduplicated patient census for a year (April 2015 thru March 2016) that meet the eligibility requirements.


Patients eligibility requirements are as follows:

 

  • Patients whose care was paid for by Medicare and/or Medicaid. You should also count all patients whose care was paid for by Medicare Advantage and/or Medicare HMO programs;
  • Patients who were at least 18 years of age at the time they received home health care from your agency;
  • Patients who received at least two skilled care visits from your agency;
  • Patients who were not discharged to hospice care during the time of service;
  • Patients who did not have "maternity" as the primary reason for receiving home health care;
  • Patients enrolled in a Medicare Advantage plan and those enrolled in a Medicaid managed care plan must be included in the count if they meet the criteria listed above.

 

Then you MUST fill out the official Home Health CAHPS form(click the link below): 


https://homehealthcahps.org/ForHHAs/ParticipationExemptionRequestForm.aspx

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