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PEPPER Series: Adding PEPPER to Your Hospice Compliance Spice Rack

Thursday, February 16, 2017

10:00 am – 11:30 am HST
11:00 am – 12:30 pm AKT
12:00 pm – 1:30 pm PT
1:00 pm – 2:30 pm MT
2:00 pm – 3:30 pm CT
3:00 pm – 4:30 pm ET

Medicare spending for hospice care has increased dramatically in recent years – and so has hospice scrutiny.  It is imperative for hospice programs to implement a compliance program to protect their operations from fraud and abuse.  Understanding hospice’s Program for Evaluating Payment Patterns Electronic Report (PEPPER) can facilitate prioritizing areas on which to focus auditing and monitoring.

PEPPER for hospices has been distributed since 2012.  It provides comparative billing data in setting-specific domains considered at risk for abuse or improper Medicare payment.  This webinar will provide an overview of PEPPER, including a review of the target areas that are the focus of CMS scrutiny, and how hospice providers can use the report to flag potential problems in billing practices and prepare for audits. 

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Payment patterns placing hospice providers under heightened CMS scrutiny
  • Target areas at risk for improper payment
  • Interpreting and utilizing PEPPER in day-to-day practice
  • PEPPER as a QAPI tool
  • Elements of a comprehensive compliance program
  • TAKE-AWAY TOOLKIT
    • Hospice billing compliance audit tool

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WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

This informative session is designed for hospice CEOs, administrators, CFOs, compliance officers, clinical directors, and quality improvement staff.

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