Click on the "video playlist" icon, located in the upper left corner of the viewing area, to access and select the SNF 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.
SNF PEPPER Demonstration – during this session, walk through a sample PEPPER (version Q4FY16) to review the Compare Targets, Target Area and Top RUGs 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 care created? (PDF)
Chapter 3 – What are the target areas in the SNF 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 – SNF Top RUGs for all Episodes of Care, Top RUGs for 90+ Day Episodes of Care (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 – Obtaining PEPPER via PEPPER Resources Portal (PDF)
Chapter 9 – SNF Swing bed Units of short-term acute care hospitals: Obtaining PEPPER via QualityNet (PDF)
Chapter 10 – Resources and Assistance with using/obtaining PEPPER (PDF)