Training & Resources for Hospices

Hospices receive their PEPPER via PEPPER Resources Portal at https://securefile.tmf.org.

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Current PEPPER User's Guide:

Jurisdictions:

  • View a list of the 4 MAC jurisdictions and the number of hospices in each jurisdiction in total and by state for PEPPER version Q4FY14 (XLS).

PEPPER Training, March 2015:

  • Hospices PEPPER Training Session 1 (Duration: 38:06): This session reviews the PEPPER for Hospices. It includes the history and background of PEPPER and a description of the target areas (areas at higher risk for improper Medicare payments) included in the PEPPER. It also discusses percents and percentiles and the comparison groups.
  • Hospices PEPPER Training Session 2 (Duration: 27:42): This session walks through a demonstration Hospice PEPPER and reviews each of the reports included.
  • Hospices PEPPER Training Session 3 (Duration: 18:22): This session reviews how Hospices can use PEPPER, how PEPPER is distributed, and resources available for assisting PEPPER users.
  • Download the PowerPoint slides (PDF) for the Hospice PEPPER training sessions.

PEPPER Training Update for LT, IRF, HOSPICE, SNF and HHA; April 2015:

PEPPER training Update, October 2014:

  • Hospice PEPPER Update (Duration: 58:22): This session reviews what has changed and what has stayed the same in the new Q4FY13 Hospice PEPPER (versus the prior Q4FY12 Hospice PEPPER). Several commonly-asked questions are addressed, and there is a demonstration of the new method to access the Hospice PEPPER via the new secure PEPPER portal.
  • Download the PowerPoint slides (PDF) for the Hospice PEPPER training session.

Demonstration PEPPER:

  • Demonstration PEPPER version Q4FY14 (XLS, updated 3/9/2015)

Other Resources: