Hospice PEPPER Available
The Q4FY17 release of the Hospice Program for Evaluating Payment Patterns Electronic Report (PEPPER) with statistics through September 2017 is now available for download through the PEPPER Resources Portal. To obtain your hospice's PEPPER, the Chief Executive Officer, President, Administrator or Compliance Officer of your hospice should:
1. Review the Secure PEPPER Access Guide.
2. Review the instructions and obtain the information required to authenticate access. Note: A new validation code will be required. A patient control number (UB04 form locator 03a) or medical record number (UB04 form locator 03b) from a claim for a traditional Medicare FFS beneficiary with a claim “from” or “through” date between July 1 – Sept. 30, 2017 will be required.
3. Visit the PEPPER Resources Portal.
4. Complete all the fields.
5. Download your PEPPER.
The Hospice PEPPER will be available to download for approximately two years. A webinar to review the new PEPPER is scheduled for Thursday, April 26 at 1 p.m. CDT. For more information visit the Hospice Training and Resources page.
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