Mitigate Your Risk with the PEPPER.
The Program for Evaluating Payment Patterns Electronic Report (or, more commonly known simply as PEPPER) is an application that summarizes provider-specific Medicare data statistics associated with Medicare improper payments due to billing, DRG coding, or admission necessity issues.
Some of you might recall that last year we introduced you to the PEPPER and all of its analytical gold in an eBrief we wrote, titled “The PEPPER Report: An Introduction to Risk Monitoring.” But after we wrote that article, we realized that the program can be quite a nut to crack, if you don’t know how to use it.
That’s why we sat down to dive a little deeper and explore how you can get the most out of this awesome report. It’s called “The PEPPER and You: How to Easily Improve Your Audit Program, One Outlier at a Time,” and it’ll teach you:
- How to Audit Based On Your Facility’s Results
- What Qualifies as High-Risk Areas in Your Organization
- When to Implement Best Practices to Improve Your Coding Compliance