Hospice Peer Group Charts Now Available on PEPPER Website
July 9, 2016 08:50 AM
TMF Health Quality Institute (the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ PEPPER contractor) has developed peer group charts for the hospice PEPPER target areas; they are available for three categories:
Size (number of episodes)
For each target area, the Hospice Peer Group Bar Chartsdisplay the target area percent that is at the 80th, 50th and 20th percentile for hospices in three categories: total number of episodes, location, and ownership type. The statistics were calculated for hospice episodes ending in fiscal year 2015 (October 1, 2014 – September 30, 2015).Hospices can compare their Q4FY15 target area percent (from their PEPPER) for the target area to the peer group subcategory they consider is most similar to their hospice. A document describing the methodology used to develop the peer groups and a listing of all hospices and their peer group classification are also available on the "Data" pageof www.PEPPERresources.orgon the "Hospice" tab. These resources will be updated annually.
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