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Updated IRF, LTCH PEPPER Reports Available

The Program for Evaluating Payment Patterns Electronic Report (PEPPER), with statistics through September 2014, is now available for long-term acute care hospitals (LTCHs) and inpatient rehabilitation facilities (IRFs). A hospital’s authorized representative  may download the PEPPER report through the PEPPER Resources Portal. Instructions for accessing the report are included in the Secure PEPPER Access Guide.

This release includes revisions to the methods determining the numerator and denominator for the “STACH Admissions following IRF/LTCH Discharge.” As a result, some providers will notice changes in target area percent and percentile values from the prior release.