Training & Resources for Short-term Acute Care Hospitals

Short -term acute care hospitals receive their PEPPER via QualityNet Portal at

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

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Current PEPPER User's Guide:


  • View a list of the 12 MAC jurisdictions and the number of hospitals in each jurisdiction in total and by state for PEPPER version Q1FY15 (XLS).

PEPPER Training, May 2014:

PEPPER Training Update, May 2015

  • PEPPER Update (Duration 1:01:01): This session reviews changes in the Q4FY14 release of PEPPER for STs and CAHs, and previews the new Home Health Agency PEPPER under development. It includes a brief walk-through of a sample PEPPER.
  • Download the PowerPoint slides (PDF) for this PEPPER update.
  • Access the Q&As from the session.

Demonstration PEPPER:

  • Demonstration PEPPER version Q1FY14 (XLS)

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.