The Program for Evaluating Payment Patterns Electronic Report (PEPPER) releases each year in April. The Hospice PEPPER can play an important part in your internal compliance program. In a year of increased scrutiny across post-acute settings, accessing and understanding your PEPPER report can not only help you compare your organization to others, but also help you identify risks and vulnerabilities to address now and avoid an audit problem later.
Join Relias and Carrie Cooley, RN, MSN, Principal of Weatherbee Resources, as we review the FY2021 PEPPER report, explore key insights and how to review/analyze the report, and discuss how the PEPPER Report can be used to mitigate payment-related scrutiny risk.
Carrie Cooley is the Principal with Weatherbee Resources. Under Carrie’s leadership, Weatherbee has assisted hundreds of clients under payment-related scrutiny by various Medicare contractors including: Targeted Probe and Educate (TPE), Zone Program Integrity Contractors (ZPIC), Unified Program Integrity Contractors (UPIC), Recovery Auditors (RA), the Office of Inspector General (OIG), and the Department of Justice (DOJ). As a member of Weatherbee’s Speaker’s Bureau, Carrie teaches a broad range of hospice, regulatory, and leadership-related topics nationally and is a member of the faculty for Weatherbee’s renowned Hospice Regulatory Boot Camps.