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The Program for Evaluating Payment Patterns Electronic Report (PEPPER) retrieval rate for PEPPERs accessed via the PEPPER Resources Portal for each state has recently been updated. By going to Map of SNF PEPPER retrievals by state, you can see the number of SNF PEPPERs accessed via the portal, the retrieval rate, and a link to the data file for all the states in the US. This map will be updated monthly.
If you haven’t accessed your PEPPER yet, visit Distribution Schedule - Get Your PEPPER page, and follow the instructions. The 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.
Visit PEPPERresources.org to access resources for using PEPPER, including user's guides, recorded web-based training sessions and a sample PEPPER.