PEPPER Reports Delayed

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP
Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services is taking measures to free up the attention of providers as they respond to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. To this end, the release of the Q4FY19 PEPPER has been delayed for the following provider types:

  • Critical access hospitals (CAHs)
  • Hospices
  • Inpatient psychiatric facilities (IPFs)
  • Inpatient rehabilitation facilities (IRFs)
  • Long-term (LT) acute care hospitals
  • Skilled nursing facilities (SNFs)

As more information becomes available, the PEPPER Team will notify providers about the rescheduled release date for the Q4FY19 PEPPERs.

CMS announced this action late Tuesday afternoon, March 24, 2020.  This website is the homepage for all PEPPER resources and information.

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In addition, these PEPPER webinars previously scheduled have also been cancelled:

  • April 15…CAH
  • April 16…Hospice

The PEPPER Team plans to make a recorded version of these webinars available on the PEPPER website with the release of the reports, which have been delayed until further notice.