New NAHC Webinar: What the 2021 Home Health PEPPER Means for Your Agency

Wednesday, August 25 1:00PM – 2:00PM Eastern REGISTER Free to all NAHC members! The National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) will present an important new webinar, Get the Latest on the 2021 Home Health PEPPER, on Wednesday, August 25, 2021 from 1:00PM to 2:00PM Eastern. This webinar is free to all NAHC members…

New NAHC Webinar: What the 2021 Home Health PEPPER Means for Your Agency

Wednesday, August 25, 2021 1:00-2:00pm Eastern REGISTER Free to NAHC members! If you’re a home health provider, you know the PEPPER (Program for Evaluating Payment Patterns Electronic Report) can serve as a comparative and educational report that can play an important role in your internal compliance program. Attend this webinar to: Explain how to obtain…

Home Health PEPPER Available for Download

The Home Health Program for Evaluating Payment Patterns Electronic Report (PEPPER) is available for download at the PEPPER Portal. PEPPER summarizes Medicare claims data statistics for a provider in “target areas” that may be at risk for improper Medicare payments, and compares the provider’s Medicare claims data statistics with aggregate Medicare data for the nation,…

New NAHC Webinar: Get the Inside Scoop on the 2021 Hospice PEPPER

The National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) will present an important new webinar, Get the Inside Scoop on the 2021 Hospice PEPPER, on Tuesday, April 20, 2021 from 3:00PM to 4:00PM Eastern time. This webinar is free for NAHC members and $100 for non-memgbers. Registration is required. REGISTER NOW If you’re a hospice provider, you know the…

New NAHC Webinar: Get the Inside Scoop on the 2021 Hospice PEPPER

The National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) will present an important new webinar, Get the Inside Scoop on the 2021 Hospice PEPPER, on Tuesday, April 20, 2021 from 3:00PM to 4:00PM Eastern time. This webinar is free for NAHC members and $100 for non-memgbers. Registration is required. REGISTER NOW If you’re a hospice…

New Target Area for Hospice PEPPER

The 2021 release of the Hospice Program for Evaluating Payment Patterns Electronic Report (PEPPER), anticipated spring  2021, will include at least one new target area – Average Number of Part D Claims per Hospice Episode.  This target area will measure the count of Medicare Part D claims for beneficiaries billed during hospice episodes in the…

New Home Health Agency PEPPER Available

The Q4CY19 release of the Home Health Agency (HHA) Program for Evaluating Payment Patterns Electronic Report (PEPPER) with statistics through December 2019 is now available for download through the PEPPER Resources Portal. To obtain your agency’s PEPPER, the Chief Executive Officer, President, Administrator Compliance Officer, or Quality Assurance/Performance Improvement Officer should: Review the Secure PEPPER Access Guide. Review the instructions and…

ABN Use Delayed, Home Health PEPPER Webcast

Advance Beneficiary Notice of Noncoverage (ABN) Use Delayed Due to COVID-19 concerns, CMS is going to expand the deadline for use of the renewed ABN, Form CMS-R-131 (exp. 6/30/2023). At this time, the renewed ABN will be mandatory for use on 1/1/2021. The renewed form may be implemented prior to the mandatory deadline. The ABN form…

Hospice PEPPER Available & Key CMS Updates for Hospice & Home Care in New Open Door Forum

Hospice PEPPER Available The Hospice PEPPER (Program for Evaluating Payment Patterns Electronic Report) is now available. PEPPER is a data report that contains a single hospice’s claims data statistics (obtained from the UB-04 claims submitted to the Medicare Administrative Contractor (MAC)) for areas targeted by CMS as being at risk for improper Medicare payment. Each…

CMS Directs Release of PEPPER

The annual release of the Program for Evaluating Payment Patterns Electronic Report (PEPPER) for all provider types was put on hold by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) at the beginning of the current Public Health Emergency (PHE).  The hospice PEPPER is usually released in April and the home health PEPPER is usually…