PHP National Target Area Analysis
(PDF, updated 07-08-2022)
The link above provides national-level statistics for areas identified as potentially at risk for improper payments in PHPs. The data include the numerator count and denominator count for each target area, proportion for each target area, numerator average length of stay and the average and sum of Medicare payments for each target area for 1) all PHPs in the nation, 2) all hospital-based PHPs in the nation and 3) all CMHC-based PHPs in the nation for calendar years 2019, 2020 and 2021. For more information on the areas identified as potentially at risk for improper payments and specifics on how the average length of stay and average and sum of payments are calculated, please see the PHP PEPPER User’s Guide (PDF, 7th Edition).