CHA News Article

New IPF and PHP PEPPER Reports Available

Inpatient psychiatric facilities (IPFs) and partial hospital programs (PHPs) associated with IPFs can now access their Program for Evaluation Payment Patterns Electronic Report (PEPPER) for the fourth quarter of 2013, with data through September 2013. PEPPER summarizes provider-specific data for Medicare services that may be at higher risk for improper Medicare payments. PHPs and IPFs should have received their PEPPERs electronically in mid-April through a QualityNet secure file exchange.

PHPs not associated with an IPF, such as those administered through community mental health centers, can now download their reports through the secure PEPPER access site. For additional information, visit To submit questions or comments, contact the PEPPER Help Desk.