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The 2015 Hospice Program for Evaluating Payment Patterns Electronic Report (PEPPER) has been released. These reports provide hospices provider-specific Medicare data to help facilities identify services/discharges that are vulnerable to impropper payment. They are provided free of charge through a contract with CMS. The report includes statisics through September 2014 and can be downloaded through the PEPPER Resource Portal

The PEPPER can be obtained by a hospices Chief Executive Officer, President or Administrator by filling out the information and following the instructions here. The report contains valuable data that can help hospices identify and avoid potential overpayments and potential underpayments.

Visit PEPPERs website for more information and to review the Frequently Asked Questions.