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CMS has directed the PEPPER team to resume PEPPER distribution* according to the following schedule:
July 15, 2020: Q1FY20 ST PEPPERs (originally scheduled release date: June 3, 2020)
July 29, 2020: Q4FY19 PEPPERs for CAHs, LTACHs, IPFs, IRFs, hospices, and SNFs (originally scheduled release date: April 6, 2020)
August 12, 2020: Q4CY19 PEPPERs for HHAs and PHPs (originally scheduled release date: July 8, 2020)
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* PEPPER distribution was previously on hold due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Welcome to PEPPER Resources

PEPPERresources.org is the official site for information, training and support related to the Program for Evaluating Payment Patterns Electronic Report (PEPPER).

PEPPER provides provider-specific Medicare data statistics for discharges/services vulnerable to improper payments. PEPPER can support a hospital or facility’s compliance efforts by identifying where it is an outlier for these risk areas. This data can help identify both potential overpayments as well as potential underpayments.

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This website is developed and maintained by RELI Group, under contract with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to provide comparative data reports to providers and to Medicare Administrative Contractors in support of efforts to reduce Medicare fee-for-service improper payments.

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