Training & Resources for Inpatient Psychiatric Facilities

Inpatient Psychiatric Facilities receive their PEPPER via PEPPER Resources Portal at View a map of IPF PEPPER retrievals by state.

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Current PEPPER User's Guide:

PEPPER Training Sessions

  • May 2021 IPF PEPPER Review: This webinar reviews the PEPPER for Inpatient Psychiatric Facilities, version Q4FY20, released in early April, 2021. It will include the history/background of PEPPER, a high-level review of the target areas, a walk-through of a sample PEPPER to include the new format, and guidance for accessing the PEPPER. Download the PowerPoint slides (PDF) or transcript (PDF) for this PEPPER review.
  • Access a complete series of PEPPER training sessions, available as “chapters” for ease of access. A review of a sample IPF PEPPER is also available.
  • 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.

Data Resources

  • National Target Area Analysis
  • National Top 20 DRGs
  • State-level Target Area Analysis
  • State-level Top DRGs
  • IPF Target Percent Boundaries for Free-standing IPFs and IPF Distinct Part Units of Short-term Acute Care Hospitals
  • Peer Group Bar Charts

Demonstration PEPPER:

  • Demonstration PEPPER version Q4FY20 (XLSX, updated 3/30/2021)


  • View a list of the 12 MAC jurisdictions and the number of providers in each jurisdiction in total and by state for PEPPER Q4FY20 (XLSX, updated 3/30/2021).

Other Resources: