National Target Area Analysis
(PDF, updated 04-05-2022)
Provides national-level statistics for areas identified as potentially at risk for improper payments in IPFs for 1) all IPFs in the nation, 2) all IPF distinct part units of short-term acute care or critical access hospitals in the nation, and 3) all free-standing IPFs in the nation. The data include the number of Medicare discharges for the numerator and denominator for each target area, proportion for each target area, average Medicare payment for a claim in each target area (excluding the “Outlier Payments” target area, for which the average outlier payment is calculated) and the sum of total Medicare payments for each target area for the most recent three fiscal years. For more information on the areas identified as potentially at risk for improper payments, please see the IPF PEPPER User’s Guide (PDF, 10th Edition).