ExpiredUnderstanding Your Hospice’s PEPPER

  • September 28, 2016
    1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Understanding Your Hospice PEPPER


Have you looked at your agency’s Program for Evaluating Payment Patterns Electronic Report (PEPPER)?  Don’t even know what a PEPPER is? You should! Join CMS contractor Kimberly Hrehor, MHA, RHIA, CHC, director of the TMF Health Quality Institute in a discussion of how to access hospice comparative data reports and how they can give you a heads-up if you may be at risk for an audit.

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 urged to review their reports to learn if they are outliers in a number of areas. Learn how to access your PEPPER then visit the PEPPER Resources Portal for a quick tour on how to access and review your agency-specific report.

The PEPPER is a free report summarizing three years of a hospice’s Medicare billing practices, comparing them with other hospices for six areas at risk for improper Medicare payments. The webinar is free, as is additional information, educational resources and training at PEPPERresources.org.

WHEN: Wednesday, September 28, 2016 from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM (EDT) – Add to Calendar

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