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Hospice PEPPER Released Today

Posted on Friday, April 5, 2019 7:36 PM

The Hospice PEPPER (Program for Evaluating Payment Patterns Electronic Report) released its annual report today.  Each hospice receives a PEPPER, which contains statistics for these target areas, regardless of whether the hospice’s data are of concern. The report shows how a hospice’s data compares to national, MAC jurisdiction and state statistics for the three most recent years.

The target areas remain the same from last year:

  • Live Discharges – No Longer Terminally Ill
  • Live Discharges – Revocations
  • Live Discharges LOS 61- 179 days Long Length of Stay
  • Continuous Home Care Provided in an Assisted Living Facility
  • Routine Home Care Provided in an Assisted Living Facility
  • Routine Home Care Provided in a Nursing Facility
  • Routine Home Care Provided in a Skilled Nursing Facility
  • Claims with Single Diagnosis Coded
  • No General Inpatient Care or Continuous Home Care
  • Long General Inpatient Stays

The PEPPER will not be mailed, each hospice must download their own.

Source:  NAHC Report

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