CMS has directed the PEPPER team to resume PEPPER distribution* according to the following schedule:
July 16, 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.

Training & Resources for Critical Access Hospitals

Critical Access Hospitals PEPPER will be available via PEPPER Resources Portal at https://pepperfile.cbrpepper.org.

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Current PEPPER User's Guide:

Jurisdictions:

  • View a list of the 12 MAC jurisdictions and the number of providers in each jurisdiction in total and by state for PEPPER Q4FY19 (XLSX, updated 7/15/2020).

PEPPER TRAINING SESSIONS

  • Access a complete series of PEPPER training sessions, available as ten “chapters” for ease of access. A review of a sample CAH PEPPER is also available.
  • April 2020 CAH PEPPER Review: This webinar reviews the new PEPPER for Critical Access Hospitals, version Q4FY19, originally scheduled for release in April, 2020. It includes the history/background of PEPPER, a high-level review of the target areas, a walk-through of a sample PEPPER (note: this session reviews the old format of the PEPPER, not the new PEPPER format), and guidance for accessing the PEPPER. Download the PowerPoint slides (PDF) or the transcript (PDF) for this PEPPER review.
  • New PEPPER Format: This session reviews changes to the PEPPER for greater accessibility, cleaner presentation and improved readability. Download the PowerPoint slides (PDF) or the transcript (PDF) for this PEPPER recording.

Demonstration PEPPER:

  • Demonstration PEPPER version Q4FY19 (XLSX, updated 7/15/2020)

Other Resources: