Click on the "video playlist" icon, located in the upper left corner of the viewing area, to access and select the IRF 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.
IRF PEPPER Demonstration – during this session, walk through a sample PEPPER (version Q4FY16) to review the Compare Targets, Target Area and Top CMG and ALOS by CMG Tier and Discharge Destination reports
Chapter 1 – What is PEPPER? Introduction and History (PDF)
Chapter 2 – What type of data are summarized in PEPPER, and how are episodes of service created? (PDF)
Chapter 3 – What are the target areas in the IRF 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 – IRF Top CMGs, ALOS by CMG Tier and Discharge Destination (PDF)
Chapter 6 – Comparison Groups in PEPPER (PDF)
Chapter 7 – How to Use PEPPER (PDF)
Chapter 8 – National-level and State-level Data (PDF)
Chapter 9 – IRF Units of short-term acute care hospitals and critical access hospitals: Obtaining PEPPER via QualityNet (PDF)
Chapter 9 – Free-standing IRFs: Obtaining PEPPER via PEPPER Resources Portal (PDF)
Chapter 10 – Resources and Assistance with using/obtaining PEPPER (PDF)