Training & Resources for Hospices

Hospices receive their PEPPER via PEPPER Resources Portal at

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Current PEPPER User's Guide:


  • View a list of the 4 MAC jurisdictions and the number of hospices in each jurisdiction in total and by state for PEPPER version Q4FY15 (XLS, updated 3/17/2016).

PEPPER Training, March 2016:

  • Hospices PEPPER Training Session 1: (Duration: 45:06): 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: 27:30): This session walks through a demonstration Hospice PEPPER and reviews each of the reports included.
  • Hospices PEPPER Training Session 3: (Duration: 22:10): 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 this Hospice PEPPER update.

Demonstration PEPPER:

  • Demonstration PEPPER version Q4FY15 (XLS, updated 3/17/2016)

Other Resources:

PEPPER Update Training

Join us for an update on what is new in the Q4FY15 Hospice PEPPER.

When: Thursday, April 28, 1:00 - 2:00 pm CT

Registration is not required! Use this link to join the event:

Event number: 921 780 666
Event password: lavender

Handout: Download the handout.

Please join the event 15 minutes before the start time in order to ensure you are able to participate. Individuals are encouraged to listen to the audio portion of the webinar through the on-line broadcast platform using their computer speakers. However, we recognize that some individuals may prefer to listen to the session via telephone. To connect via telephone, please dial 1-415-655-0003 (toll); the access code is 921 780 666. The cost of this connection will be your responsibility. This number will be active 10 minutes prior to the start of the session. The session will be recorded. The recording will be posted here by May 20, 2016.