Access Home Health PEPPER Resources Portal
Monday, July 18, 2016
by: Visiting Nurse Associations of America

Section: Quality and Educational Programming




The Program for Evaluating Payment Patterns Electronic Report (PEPPER) is now available to access through the PEPPER Resources Portal. PEPPER is an educational tool that summarizes one HHA's claims 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. PEPPER is distributed by TMF® Health Quality Institute under contract with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.
 
Additionally, VNAA will host an informational webinar on how to understand your agency's PEPPER on August 17 at 1 p.m. EDT. Register now.
 
To obtain your HHA's PEPPER, the Chief Executive Officer, President, Administrator or Compliance Officer should: 
  1. Visit the Distribution Schedule - Get Your PEPPER page
  2. Review the instructions and obtain the information required to authenticate access through the PEPPER Resources Portal (the HHA's CMS certification number and a medical record number or patient control number from a paid traditional Medicare fee-for-service claim for services with a "from" or "through" date between December 1-31, 2015).
  3. Access the PEPPER Resources Portal
  4. Complete all the fields. 
  5. Download your PEPPER.
If you have trouble accessing your PEPPER, please contact the PEPPER Help Desk. The HHA PEPPER will be available to download as a Microsoft Excel file for approximately two years.

Visit PEPPERresources.org to access resources for using PEPPER, including a sample HHA PEPPER. 
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