Hospice PEPPER for the Fourth Quarter of 2017 Now Available

Posted on Tuesday, April 10, 2018 8:43 PM

The Hospice Program for Evaluating Payment Patterns Electronic Report (PEPPER) has been released with statistics through September 2017.  PEPPER is an educational tool that summarizes provider-specific data statistics for Medicare services that may be at risk for improper payments. Providers can use the data to support internal auditing and monitoring activities.

To download a copy of your hospice’s PEPPER, have your CEO, President, Administrator or Compliance Officer:

  • Review the secure PEPPER Access Guide here
  • Review the instructions and gather the information required for access

Note: A new validation code is needed.  A patient control number (UB04 form locator 03a) or medical record number (UB0 form locator 03b) from a claim from a traditional Medicare FFS beneficiary with a claim “from” or “through” date between July 1 – September 30, 2017 will be required.

  • Visit the PEPPER Resource Portal here
  • Complete all fields
  • Download your PEPPER

This PEPPER will be available for approximately 2 years. 

A webinar to review the new PEPPER is scheduled for Thursday, April 26, 2018 at 1pm CDT. 

Click here to access the webinar.

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