PEPPER Updates For Home Health & Hospice

TMF Health Quality Institute, CMS’ contractor for the Program for Evaluation Payment Patterns Electronic Reports (PEPPER), hosted a webinar on April 30 to present PEPPER updates and to announce the addition of PEPPER for home health agencies.

PEPPER summarizes Medicare claims statistics for one provider in targeted areas that may be at risk for improper Medicare payments.

NAHC has put together a summary of updates, including target areas, for both home health and hospice.

Click here to see it.

Reminder: Educational PEPPER Webinar On April 30

CMS, through its contractor, TMF Health Institute, will be providing an educational PEPPER webinar for home health and hospice agencies on April 30 from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (CDT). The webinar will provide updates on the Q4FY14 PEPPER for Hospices, Skilled Nursing Facilities, Long-term Acute Care Hospitals, and Inpatient Rehabilitation Facilities. Additionally, the webinar will provide a preview of the PEPPER reports home health agencies will be receiving for the first time this coming July.

No registration is required to access the webinar. Click here at the time of the event.

The event number: 923 918 378

The event password: lantana

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Attention Home Health Agencies: PEPPER Update Session Scheduled

As we previously reported, the TMF Health Quality Institute is developing a new Program for Evaluating Payment Patterns Electronic Report (PEPPER) for Home Health Agencies (HHA). It will be available this July.

TMF Health Quality Institute has provided the following details regarding a PEPPER update session on April 30:

When: Thursday, April 30 at 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Central Daylight Time

What: A WebEx presented by Kimberly Hrehor with TMF Health Quality Institute

Topic: An update on what is new/changed in the Q4FY14 PEPPER for Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNFs), Long-term (LT) Acute Care Hospitals, Inpatient Rehabilitation Facilities (IRFs) and Hospices, and a preview of the Home Health Agency PEPPER (coming in July 2015).

Registration is not required! Use this link to join the event:

https://tmfpepper.webex.com/tmfpepper/onstage/g.php?d=923918378&t=a

Event number: 923 918 378

Event password: lantana

This program is being brought to you at no charge.

Handout: Will be posted on the PEPPERresources.org website on the applicable Training and Resources pages by April 29, 2015.

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