- November 2, 2016
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Join us for a continued discussion on the Hospice Program for Evaluating Payment Patterns Electronic Report (PEPPER). Building off of the Sept. 28 session, CMS contractor Kimberly Hrehor, MHA, RHIA, CHC, director at TMF Health Quality Institute will review new resources available for hospices, including peer-group bar charts, national- and state-level data, and there will be time for questions about the hospice PEPPER.
Still wondering how PEPPER might be helpful? According to TMF, the Office of Inspector General, Recovery Auditors, Medicare Administrative Contractors and other federal contractors are mining Medicare claims data in an effort to identify providers that may be at risk for fraud, waste and abuse. CMS is now producing an annual PEPPER for each hospice. Hospices are encouraged to review their report to learn if they might be an “outlier” in any of the target areas. Learn how to access your PEPPER then visit the PEPPER Resources Portal for a quick tour on how to access and review your report.
The PEPPER is a free report summarizing three years of a hospice’s Medicare billing practices, comparing them with other hospices for ten areas at risk for improper Medicare payments. The webinar is free, as is additional information, educational resources and training at PEPPERresources.org.
Wed, November 2, 2016, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM EDT