Home Health Operators Need to Use the PEPPER Report. This Webinar Will Show You How

The National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) will present a critical new educational webinar, Home Health PEPPER Report, on Thursday, August 15, 2019 from 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM Eastern. This webinar is free to NAHC members and costs only $100 for non-members. The Home Health Program for Evaluating Payment Patterns Electronic Report…

Have You Retrieved Your Hospice PEPPER?

Don’t miss this NAHC webinar on how to understand and use PEPPER. It’s free to members! As previously reported, the Hospice Program for Evaluating Payment Patterns Electronic Report (PEPPER) became available for hospices to download at the beginning of April. The PEPPER is only available via download from the PEPPER Resources portal.  PEPPER is a…

How to Understand the Hospice PEPPER Report and Use it to Help Your Agency

The National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) will present an important new webinar entitled The Hospice PEPPER Report on Thursday, April 25, 2019 from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM EDT. This webinar is free to NAHC members. If you’re a hospice provider, you know the importance of PEPPER (Program for Evaluating Payment Patterns…

Get Ready — Annual Hospice PEPPER Release is Tomorrow!

Don’t miss the PEPPER webinar from NAHC on April 25 (free to members) The Hospice PEPPER (Program for Evaluating Payment Patterns Electronic Report) is scheduled for its annual release tomorrow, April 5, 2019. PEPPER is a data report that contains a single hospice’s claims data statistics (obtained from the UB-04 claims submitted to the Medicare…

CMS Holds Hospice, Home Health “Patients over Paperwork” Listening Sessions at NAHC Conference

–Sessions part of CMS’ expansion of “customer engagement” initiatives Approximately one year ago the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced its “Patients over Paperwork” initiative, under which the agency began in-depth discussions on steps that could be taken to reduce unnecessary regulatory burdens on health care providers, increase efficiencies, and improve the beneficiary…

PEPPER Webinar for Home Health!

PEPPER Resources, the website devoted to providing information about the Program for Evaluating Payment Patterns Electronic Report (PEPPER) will be holding a webinar on Wednesday, July 25, 2018, to review the most recent Home Health Agency (HHA) PEPPER, version Q4CY17. The webinar will be held from 2:00 PM to 3 PM Central Daylight Time. As…

New Home Health Agency PEPPER Available

The Q4CY17 release of the Home Health Agency (HHA) Program for Evaluating Payment Patterns Electronic Report (PEPPER) with statistics through December 2017 is now available for download through the PEPPER Resources Portal. To obtain your agency’s PEPPER, the Chief Executive Officer, President, Administrator or Compliance Officer should: Review the Secure PEPPER Access Guide. Review the instructions and…

Hospice Pepper Retrieval Rate Tops 50%; Review Training and Q&A Now Available Online

Each April, the TMF Health Quality Institute issues Hospice Program for Evaluating Payment Patterns Electronic Report (PEPPER).  The PEPPER Report provides hospice-specific data for services/care patterns that may be potential risk areas for improper payment, and data at the state, Medicare Administrative Contractor (MAC) jurisdiction, and national levels for comparison.  Over the course of the…

2018 Hospice PEPPER Now Available

The Q4FY17 release of the Hospice Program for Evaluating Payment Patterns Electronic Report (PEPPER) with statistics through September 2017 is now available for download through the PEPPER Resources Portal. To obtain your hospice’s PEPPER, the Chief Executive Officer, President, Administrator or Compliance Officer of your hospice should: Review the Secure PEPPER Access Guide. Review the…

New PEPPER Report and WebEx Review in April

The TMF Health Quality Institute will hold a Hospice PEPPER Review WebEx on Thursday, April 26, 2018, to coincide with the release of TMF’s Program for Evaluating Payment Patterns Electronic Report (PEPPER) for hospice providers. The 2018 Hospice PEPPER is scheduled for release on or around Monday, April 16. Following are the details related to…