Training & Resources for Inpatient Rehabilitation Facilities

Free-standing Inpatient Rehabilitation Facilities receive their PEPPER via PEPPER Resources Portal at https://securefile.tmf.org.

Inpatient Rehabilitation Facilities Distinct Part Units of short-term acute care and critical access hospitals receive their PEPPER via QualityNet Portal at https://www.qualitynet.org/.

View information on how to download your PEPPER via QualityNet Portal.

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Current PEPPER User’s Guide:

Jurisdictions:

  • View a list of the 12 MAC jurisdictions and the number of providers in each jurisdiction in total and by state for PEPPER Q4FY13 (XLS).

PEPPER Training, March 2015:

PEPPER Training Update for LT, IRF, HOSPICE, SNF; 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:

Coding Tools

These tools have not been maintained/updated. Users should check for more recent Coding Clinic guidelines as well as current CMS guidance regarding patient discharge status codes.