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2017 PEPPER Series

Two webinars for hospice personnel!

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.

You may register for one or both sessions.

PEPPER Series Topics

Session Dates & Descriptions

12:00 pm – 1:30 pm Pacific
1:00 pm – 2:30 pm Mountain
2:00 pm – 3:30 pm Central
3:00 pm – 4:30 pm Eastern

Thursday, February 16, 2017
Adding PEPPER to Your Hospice Compliance Spice Rack

The Program for Evaluating Payment Patterns Electronic Report (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.

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Thursday, March 2, 2017
Adding Salt to Your PEPPER: Spicing Up Day-to-Day Compliance

This webinar will create a clearer understanding of the Program for Evaluating Payment Patterns Electronic Report (PEPPER) and how it can be used by CEOs, administrators, CFOs, compliance officers, and utilization review/quality improvement staff to develop strategies and implement processes for strengthening documentation and billing systems with consistent compliance practices.

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