Click on the "video playlist" icon, located in the upper left corner of the viewing area, to access and select the Critical Access Hospitals PEPPER sessions. Alternatively, click the "play" button in the middle of the video screen and use the "forward" button on the bottom left of the video screen to advance to the desired session. You may also click on the YouTube icon in the bottom right of the screen to open the YouTube viewing window.
Click on the links below to access the training series handouts.
CAH PEPPER Demonstration – during this session, walk through a sample PEPPER (version Q4FY16) to review the Compare Targets, Target Area and Top DRGs reports
Chapter 1 – What is PEPPER? Introduction and History (PDF)
Chapter 2 – What type of data are summarized in PEPPER? (PDF)
Chapter 3 – What are the target areas in the CAH PEPPER, why are they included and how were they identified? (PDF)
Chapter 4 – What is the difference between percent and percentile? What does the percentile mean? (PDF)
Chapter 5 – CAH Top DRGs Report (PDF)
Chapter 6 – Comparison Groups in PEPPER (PDF)
Chapter 7 – How to Use PEPPER (PDF)
Chapter 8 – National-level Data (PDF)
Chapter 9 – Obtaining PEPPER via QualityNet (PDF)
Chapter 10 – Resources and Assistance with using/obtaining PEPPER (PDF)