PEPPER in the News

Date Article Publication
4/3/2023 Outpatient Spinal Fusion Is Added to PEPPER; Three Areas Are Dropped Report on Medicare Compliance
3/23/2022 Have You Accessed Your PEPPER Report? BriggsNetNews
1/17/2022 What Is Your Data Telling Medicare? ICD10monitor
4/8/2022 Comprehensive Error Rate Testing Coming Soon RACmonitor
12/13/2021 Malnutrition Now on PEPPER ICD10monitor
4/21/2021 How to Use PEPPER to Audit for Accurate Coding and Billing for Medicare Part A American Association of Post-Acute Care Nursing
12/2020 News Alert: Total Knee Replacement Added to PEPPER RACmonitor
8/2020 Comparative Billing Reports: Tools to support Medicare Part B providers Compliance Today
5/2020 Evaluating Medicare Fee-For-Service Payment Patterns for Post-Acute Care Compliance Today
4/2018 PEPPER for the HIM Professional California Health Information Association Journal
2/26/2018 PEPPER Adds ED Evaluation and Management Services March 6; CPT 99285 Is the Focus Report on Medicare Compliance
8/21/2017 New MAC Audits Target High Error Rates; Short Stays, Procedures Are Seen as Focus Report on Medicare Compliance
4/6/2017 PEPPER Supports Quality and Compliance Activities LTC Leader Newsletter, American Association of Nurse Assessment Coordination (AANAC)
3/20/2017 New PEPPERs Refine Short-Stay Targets; Pneumonia/COPD Change May Affect Data Report on Medicare Compliance
6/2016 Home health agency PEPPER: Comparative data supports compliance monitoring efforts Compliance Today
11/23/2015 Cardiac Defibrillator Admissions Are New PEPPER Hospital Target Report on Medicare Compliance
8/2015 Quality Departments Improve Care by Supporting the Initiative to Reduce Improper Medicare Payments National Association for Healthcare Quality, Industry Trends
5/2015 Have you accessed your 2015 hospice PEPPER? Homecare DIRECTION
3/9/2015 PEPPER Reports Coming to Home Health in July as Error Rates Rise Report on Medicare Compliance
3/1/2015 Red hot PEPPERs: Why SNFs should access their 2015 reports next month PPS Alert, one of HCPro's monthly publications for long-term care providers.
2/9/2015 Scrutiny of Hospice Billing Intensified with Expansion of PEPPER, New National RAC Report on Medicare Compliance
1/7/2015 Comparative Billing Reports Support Auditing Efforts Compliance Today
5/19/2014 PEPPER Compliance Tool is Revised for Two-Midnight Rule in Time for June Release Report on Medicare Compliance
3/2014 Compliance guide to PEPPERs for skilled nursing facilities Compliance Today
9/2/2013 SNFs Face PEPPER, Compliance Mandate, Upping the Ante for Audits Report on Medicare Compliance
8/30/2013 Ready for a little late summer seasoning? (PEPPER to be exact!) McKnight's Long-term Care News & Assisted Living
4/15/2013 New PEPPER Reports Make Changes to Risk Areas for Monitoring Report on Medicare Compliance
11/1/2012 Using Comparative Data to Support Compliance Efforts Compliance Today
8/27/2012 Partial Hospitalization Takes Hit From OIG, Is a New PEPPER Focus Report on Medicare Compliance
8/13/2012 Hospices Are New Focus of PEPPERs Amid Growing Concern Over Potential Abuses Report on Medicare Compliance
02/6/12 Spinal Fusion is New PEPPER Target, With Focus on Medical Necessity of Procedures Report on Medicare Compliance
09/27/11 Utilizing PEPPER Data to Support Your Compliance Efforts RACmonitor
09/07/11 Inpatient Rehab to Get First PEPPER Data In September as Medicare Concerns Grow Report on Medicare Compliance
5/9/2011 Greater Scrutiny, Use of PEPPER Data Will Reduce RAC Risks Report on Medicare Compliance
03/2011 What’s new for PEPPER: More target areas, new settings HCCA Compliance Today
2/7/2011 Critical-Access Hospitals Will Soon Get PEPPER Billing Outlier Data Report on Medicare Compliance
1/11/2011 Know which coding issues to include in your facility’s 2011 audit plan HCPro
12/13/10 CMS Adds Many New Targets to ‘PEPPER’ Reports Based Partly on RAC Findings Report on Medicare Compliance
6/23/2010 PEPPER outliers are key indicators of potential compliance problems Fierce Health Finance
6/7/2010 A Dash of Compliance For the Record
03/2010 PEPPER is back: Using Medicare data reports for auditing and monitoring HCCA Compliance Today
2/9/2010 Use PEPPER reports to stay on top of common coding errors HCPro

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