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PEPPER Data- The Free Comparative Billing Report You Need!

The RELI Group, along with its partners TMF Health Quality Institute and CGS, is contracted with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to develop, produce and disseminate provider-specific comparative data reports, referred to as the Program for Evaluating Payment Patterns Electronic Report, or PEPPER. PEPPER summarizes one provider’s Medicare claims data statistics and provides comparative […]

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CMS Billing Clarification

Last week, CMS issued the CY 2017 Medicare Home Health Prospective Payment System Final Rule. Overall, CMS estimates a 0.7% reduction in Medicare home health payments ($130 million in 2017 nationally.) Here are the ingredients: A market basket update of 2.5%  (a $450 million increase) A 0.97% reduction in the national, episodic base rate due […]

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