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New PEPPER Release Available for Many Providers

A new release of the Program for Evaluating Payment Patterns Electronic Report (PEPPER) is now available for skilled-nursing facilities, hospices, critical access hospitals, long-term acute care hospitals, inpatient psychiatric facilities, inpatient rehabilitation facilities and partial hospitalization programs. PEPPER summarizes provider-specific data statistics for Medicare services that may be at higher risk for improper Medicare payments. For more information about PEPPER, resources, users’ guides and recorded training sessions, visit