PEPPER Distribution Paused

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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has announced a temporary pause in the distribution of the PEPPER (Program for Evaluating Payment Patterns Electronic Report) and CBRs (Comparative Billing Reports) through the fall of 2024. This announcement was posted on the PEPPER website after the site unexpectedly went down in the final months of 2023.  The […]

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Home Health Agency PEPPER Available

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The Q4CY22 release of the Home Health Agency (HHA) Program for Evaluating Payment Patterns Electronic Report (PEPPER) is now available for download through the PEPPER Resources Portal. To obtain the HHA PEPPER: Go to the HHA “Training and Resources” page to register for a live webinar that will occur on August 8 at 3 p.m. ET. […]

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New Hospice PEPPER Resources

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As previously reported in NAHC Report, the annual Hospice Program for Evaluating Payment Patterns Electronic Report (PEPPER) in 2023 includes two new target areas related to non-hospice spending under Part B while patients are on hospice: Average Number of Medicare Part B Claims for Beneficiaries Residing at Home Average Number of Medicare Part B Claims […]

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Get the Inside Scoop on the 2023 Hospice PEPPER

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Monday, May 15, 2023 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM EDT REGISTER Free to NAHC members! If you’re a hospice provider, you know the PEPPER (Program for Evaluating Payment Patterns Electronic Report) can serve as a comparative and educational report that can play an important role in your internal compliance program. The 2023 Hospice PEPPER was […]

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Hospice PEPPER Now Available for Download

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RELI Group Webinar set for May 9 The annual Hospice PEPPER (Program for Evaluating Payment Patterns Electronic Report) is now available for download. PEPPER is a data report that contains a single hospice’s claims data statistics (obtained from the UB-04 claims submitted to the Medicare Administrative Contractor (MAC)) for areas targeted by the Centers for […]

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Webinar: Newly Released 2022 Home Health PEPPER

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Thursday, July 28, 2022 2:00 pm – 3:00  pm EDT REGISTER NOW! Sponsored by Red Road Healthcare Business Solutions If you’re a home health provider, you know the PEPPER (Program for Evaluating Payment Patterns Electronic Report) serves as a comparative and educational report that can play an important role in your internal compliance program. Therefore, you […]

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Home Health PEPPER Available for Download

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The Home Health Program for Evaluating Payment Patterns Electronic Report (PEPPER) is available for download at the PEPPER Portal. This is the only mode of distribution of the reports. PEPPER summarizes Medicare claims data statistics for a provider in “target areas” that may be at risk for improper Medicare payments. In addition, PEPPER compares the […]

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Webinar: Newly Released 2022 Home Health PEPPER

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Thursday, July 28, 2022 2:00 pm – 3:00  pm EDT REGISTER NOW! Sponsored by Red Road Healthcare Business Solutions If you’re a home health provider, you know the PEPPER (Program for Evaluating Payment Patterns Electronic Report) serves as a comparative and educational report that can play an important role in your internal compliance program. Therefore, […]

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New NAHC Webinar: What the 2021 Home Health PEPPER Means for Your Agency

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Wednesday, August 25 1:00PM – 2:00PM Eastern REGISTER Free to all NAHC members! The National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) will present an important new webinar, Get the Latest on the 2021 Home Health PEPPER, on Wednesday, August 25, 2021 from 1:00PM to 2:00PM Eastern. This webinar is free to all NAHC members […]

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New NAHC Webinar: What the 2021 Home Health PEPPER Means for Your Agency

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Wednesday, August 25, 2021 1:00-2:00pm Eastern REGISTER Free to NAHC members! If you’re a home health provider, you know the PEPPER (Program for Evaluating Payment Patterns Electronic Report) can serve as a comparative and educational report that can play an important role in your internal compliance program. Attend this webinar to: Explain how to obtain […]

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Home Health PEPPER Available for Download

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The Home Health Program for Evaluating Payment Patterns Electronic Report (PEPPER) is available for download at the PEPPER Portal. PEPPER summarizes Medicare claims data statistics for a provider in “target areas” that may be at risk for improper Medicare payments, and compares the provider’s Medicare claims data statistics with aggregate Medicare data for the nation, […]

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New NAHC Webinar: Get the Inside Scoop on the 2021 Hospice PEPPER

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The National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) will present an important new webinar, Get the Inside Scoop on the 2021 Hospice PEPPER, on Tuesday, April 20, 2021 from 3:00PM to 4:00PM Eastern time. This webinar is free for NAHC members and $100 for non-memgbers. Registration is required. REGISTER NOW If you’re a hospice provider, you know the […]

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