The Program for Evaluating Payment Patterns Electronic Report (PEPPER) releases in early April of 2021. The Hospice PEPPER can play an important part in your internal compliance program. This year’s report will feature at least one new target area—the average number of Part D claims per hospice episode.
Join Relias and Carrie Cooley, RN, MSN, Principal/CEO of Weatherbee Resources, as we review the 2021 report, explore key insights and how to read the reports, and offer ways that the PEPPER can be used to improve your organization.
Carrie Cooley is the Principal / Chief Executive Officer and co-owner of Weatherbee Resources. Carrie joined Weatherbee in 2009 as an Associate Consultant and was hired as the Consulting Coordinator in 2012. In 2014, Carrie was promoted to Director of the Consulting Division and in July 2015 was promoted to the COO position. In July 2018, Carrie and Lynn Stange purchased Weatherbee Resources from owners Heather Wilson and Joy Barry. Carrie's operational, clinical, and regulatory expertise has been instrumental in her professional growth with Weatherbee and in serving Weatherbee's clients. Carrie's regulatory expertise and extensive consulting experience includes forensic clinical record auditing, baseline compliance audits/mock surveys, interim management, clinical due diligence, and executive coaching. Carrie also works directly with clients' legal counsel in preparation for arbitration and other hearings.