ExpiredDo You Pepper? You Should!

  • November 14, 2017
    3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

The PEPPER is a free report summarizing three years of an HHA’s Medicare billing practices, comparing them with other HHAs for six areas at risk for improper Medicare payments. Are your agency’s statistics at or above the 80th percentile and so identified as an “outlier” and seen as a risk for improper Medicare payments?

Whether the PEPPER reports are used in RAC audits, CMS Probe & Educate audits or by the OIG Recovery Auditors or just by your agency to learn if you are an outlier in a number of critical areas – CMS is urging your agency to access and utilize the reports to enhance your compliance. Join CMS contractor Kimberly Hrehor, MHA, RHIA, CHC, Project Director of the TMP Health Quality Institute in a 90 minute Webinar on all things PEPPER!This webinar will cover:

  • The purpose of PEPPER
  • HH target areas and why they are included in the PEPPER
  • How to access your HH portal and use the resources there
  • What the data says
  • How you can use the data in your agency self-assessment and internal audits
  • Who else accesses PEPPER data and how it may be used
  • What’s next for PEPPER & wrap-up

Presenter: Kimberly Hrehor, MHA, RHIA, CHC is the Project Director for the TMF Health Quality Institute. She has spoken for many national associations and authored several articles on PEPPER. The TMF Health Quality Institute is the CMS contract that produces the PEPPER Reports and related resources for providers. 

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