Critical Access Hospital (CAH) PEPPER Report Available

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

I’m providing this information for our Critical Access Hospital (CAH) readers.

The Q4FY20 release of the Critical Access Hospital (CAH) Program for Evaluating Payment Patterns Electronic Report (PEPPER) is now available for download through the PEPPER Resources Portal. To obtain your CAH PEPPER:

  1. Visit the PEPPER Resources Portal.
  2. Complete all the fields.
  3. Download your PEPPER.

Go to the CAH “Training and Resources” page to register for a live webinar that will occur on April 21, at 3 p.m. ET.


PEPPER is an educational tool that summarizes provider-specific data statistics for Medicare services that may be at risk for improper payments. Providers can use the data to support internal auditing and monitoring activities. Visit the CAH “Training and Resources” page on the PEPPER website to access updated resources for using PEPPER, including recorded web-based training sessions, a sample CAH PEPPER, and the current CAH PEPPER User’s Guide. PEPPER is developed under contract with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) by RELI Group, along with its partners TMF® Health Quality Institute and CGS.

Do you have questions or comments about PEPPER or need help obtaining your report? Visit our Help Desk to request assistance with PEPPER. Provide your feedback or suggestions regarding PEPPER through our feedback form.