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PEPPER 2015 Is Here! Are You An Outlier?

Posted by Margaret Scavotto, JD, CHC on 4/16/15 1:44 PM

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PEPPER (Program for Evaluating Payment Patterns Electronic Report) reports for Q4FY14 have been released--a few days ahead of schedule! You can access your PEPPER online.

This latest PEPPER uses statistics through September 2014, and will be available for download for approximately two years.

To download your PEPPER, the CEO, President or Administrator of the SNF needs to:

  1. Visit the PEPPER Resources Portal
  2. Enter your information. You will need a Patient Control Number (form locator 03a on the UB04 claim form) *or* a Medical Record Number (form locator 03b on the UB04 claim form) for a claim of a traditional fee-for-service (FFS) Medicare patient/beneficiary who was receiving services at this provider between September 1 - 30, 2014 (“From” or “Through” date on the claim is between September 1 - 30, 2014).
  3. Download your PEPPER.

If you need help, review the Secure PEPPER Access Guide.

Not a SNF?

PEPPER might still be coming soon:


 And, for the first time in 2015, PEPPER will be released for home health (expected in July).

Now what?

Learn more about how to use PEPPER as part of your compliance program's auditing strategy.

Are you an outlier? Download  MPA's Guide to  PEPPER Reports  to find out

Topics: PEPPER, Auditing and Monitoring, Billing and Claims Submission

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