New PEPPER Available for Home Health Agencies
July 19, 2016 11:32 AM
TMF Health Quality Institute, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS’) PEPPER contractor, has announced that anew release of the Home Health Agency (HHA) Program for Evaluating Payment Patterns Electronic Report (PEPPER), with statistics through December 2015, is now available to access through the PEPPER Resources Portal. To obtain your HHA's PEPPER, the Chief Executive Officer, President, Administrator or Compliance Officer should:
Visit the Distribution Schedule - Get Your PEPPER page at PEPPERresources.org.
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).
Access the PEPPER Resources Portal.
Complete all the fields.
Download your PEPPER.
If you have trouble accessing your PEPPER, contact the Help Desk. The HHA PEPPER will be available to download as a Microsoft Excel file for approximately two years. A WebEx training session on the HHA PEPPER will be conducted on July 28; for more information, visit the HHA Training and Resources section of PEPPERresources.org. Access the HHA PEPPER User's Guide here.