Monday, July 14, 2014

Access 2014 PEPPER Reports Now

Dianne De La Mare

As reported previously, the 2014 release of the Program for Evaluating Payment Patterns Electronic Report (PEPPER) for skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) has been available for download through the secure access page at http://PEPPERresources.org since May 5, 2014. As of June 30th, however, only 7,363 (49%) of the 14,961 SNF PEPPERs have been accessed.

By way of background, 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. AHCA encourages all its members to obtain the report and evaluate and compare its contents to the data from 2013.

To obtain more information go to http://PEPPERresources.org for facility-specific data, user’s guides, recorded web-based training sessions and sample PEPPERs.

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