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NEW Home Health PEPPER Report Expected Next Week

Posted on Friday, July 6, 2018 6:22 PM

According to the PEPPER Resources distribution schedule TMF will distribute the Q4CY17 Home Health Agency PEPPER Report on or about July 16th. The Program for Evaluating Payment Patterns Electronic Report (PEPPER) is an educational tool for providers which supports the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ efforts to protect the Medicare Trust fund.

This report provides home health specific data for service patterns that are potential risk areas for improper payment, and data at the state, Medicare Administrative Contractor (MAC) jurisdiction, and national levels for comparison.  This past month, the PEPPER retrieval rate for Home Health was 35.9% while the Hospice PEPPER report released in April is at 55.8% retrieval.

TMF Health Quality Institute has developed numerous tools to help home health providers gain a clearer understanding of the implications of the PEPPER report.  They will be hosting an informational webinar on July 25th.

When: Wednesday, July 25, 2 - 3 p.m. Central Daylight Time

What: A WebEx presented by Kimberly Hrehor with TMF Health Quality Institute

Topic: A review of the most recent Home Health Agency (HHA) PEPPER (version Q4CY17)

Registration is not required. Click this link to join the event

  • Event number: 928 690 097
  • Event password: beachtowel

To connect via telephone, please dial 1-415-655-0003 (toll); the access code is 928 690 097.

Please join the event 10 minutes before the start time to ensure that you are able to participate.

Corridor Expert, Catherine Krause and Homecare Homebase’s Toby Clinkenbeard recently broke down “Strategies to Mitigate Risk Utilizing Your Hospice PEPPER Report”.

Click here to watch.

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