Training & Resources for Inpatient Rehabilitation Facilities

Inpatient Rehabilitation Facilities receive their PEPPER via PEPPER Resources Portal at https://securefile.tmf.org. View a map of IRF PEPPER retrievals by state.

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Current PEPPER User’s Guide:

PEPPER Training Sessions

  • April 2021 IRF PEPPER Review: This webinar reviews the PEPPER for Inpatient Rehabilitation 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 IRF 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 Rehabilitation Impairment Categories (RICs)
  • National Top 20 Case Mix Groups
  • National Average Length of Stay by CMG Tier, Discharge Destination
  • IRF Target Percent Boundaries for Free-standing IRFs and IRF Distinct Part Units of Short-term Acute Care Hospitals
  • State-level Target Area Analysis
  • State-level Top 20 Rehabilitation Impairment Categories (RICs)
  • State-level Top 20 Case Mix Groups (CMGs)
  • State-level Average Length of Stay by CMG Tier, Discharge Destination
  • Peer Group Bar Charts

Demonstration PEPPER

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

Jurisdictions:

  • 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: