Tuesday, March 29, 2016

PEPPER May Webinar Announced

Dianne De La Mare

TMF Health Quality Institute, the Program for Evaluating Payment Patterns Electronic Report (PEPPER) contractor for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), has announced a free Webinar on Thursday, May 12, 2016, at 2:00 PM Central, focusing on the changes in the Q4FY15 PEPPERs for Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNFs), Long Term (LT) Acute Care Hospitals and Inpatient Rehabilitation Facilities (IRFs). Registration is not required.

To participate, simply click this link to join the event, at least 15 minutes prior to the event start time. The event number is 927 948 162 and the password is rosemary. Individuals are encouraged to listen to the audio portion of the webinar through the on-line broadcast platform using their computer speakers. However, is there are audio problems, you can connect via telephone by dialing 415-655-0003, access code 927 948. 

PEPPER provides provider-specific Medicare data statistics for discharges/services vulnerable to improper payments. PEPPER can support a facility’s compliance efforts by identifying where it is an outlier for these risk areas. This data can help identify both potential overpayments, as well as potential underpayments. 

To obtain more information go to https://www.pepperresources.org/

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