Forthcoming Hospice PEPPER Expands Target Areas for Live Discharge, Diagnoses, and Care Levels

For several years the TMF Health Quality Institute, under contract with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), has issued a hospice-specific Program for Evaluating Payment Patterns Electronic Report (PEPPER) to help identify areas where the provider may be vulnerable relative to improper payments.  Over time the “target areas” for which data has been…