PEPPER Maps Show Retrieval Rates by State
July 29, 2016 12:06 PM
A newly developed feature on the PEPPER Resources website includes maps that display the percent of providers (by type) who have accessed their most recent PEPPER reports for each state/territory. Providers can increase their state’s retrieval rate by taking advantage of the important information that is available through the PEPPER reports.
The National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) understands that the PEPPER team will be updating the information for home health providers every other week since they are a newly issued report and hospice information will be updated monthly.
Following is a description of the new feature:
The PEPPER team has developed maps that display the PEPPER retrieval rate for PEPPERs accessed via the PEPPER Resources Portal for each state/territory. States on the interactive map are color-coded according to their retrieval rate. Users can click on a state to obtain details such as the number of PEPPERs available in the state via the portal, the number of PEPPERs accessed via the portal, the retrieval rate and a link to the data file for all states/territories in the nation. The maps will be updated monthly.
Map of SNF PEPPER retrievals by state
Map of Hospice PEPPER retrievals by state
Map of LT PEPPER retrievals by state
Map of HHA PEPPER retrievals by state
If you haven't accessed your PEPPER you can boost your state's rate:
Visit the Distribution Schedule - Get Your PEPPER page at PEPPERresources.org.
Review the instructions and obtain the information required to authenticate access. Note: A new validation code will be required. A patient control number or medical record number from a claim for a traditional Medicare FFS beneficiary with a "from" or "through" date in September 1-30, 2015 (December 1-31, 2015 for HHAs) will be required.
Access the PEPPER Resources Portal.
Complete all the fields.
Download your PEPPER.