Monday, July 11, 2016

SNF Peer Group Charts Available on PEPPER Website

Dianne De La Mare

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid (CMS) Contractor, TMF Health Quality Institute, has developed peer group charts for the SNF PEPPER target areas. These include location, ownership type, and size (number of episodes). For each target area, the charts display the target area percent that is at the 80th, 50th and 20th percentile for each peer group category for episodes ending in fiscal year 2015 (October 1, 2014 through September 30, 2015).

SNFs can compare their Q4 FY15 target area percent (from their PEPPER) for the target area to the peer group subcategory they consider most similar to their facility. A document describing the methodology used to develop the peer groups and a listing of all SNFs and their peer group classification also are available on the data page of under the “SNF” tab. These resources will be updated annually.

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