Program for Evaluating Payment
Patterns Electronic Report

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Welcome to PEPPER Resources

PEPPERresources.org is the official site for information, training and support related to the Program for Evaluating Payment Patterns Electronic Report (PEPPER).

PEPPER provides provider-specific Medicare data statistics for discharges/services vulnerable to improper payments. PEPPER can support a hospital or facility’s compliance efforts by identifying where it is an outlier for these risk areas. This data can help identify both potential overpayments as well as potential underpayments.

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This website is developed and maintained by TMF Health Quality Institute, under contract with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to provide comparative data reports to providers and to Medicare Administrative Contractors in support of efforts to reduce Medicare fee-for-service improper payments. PEPPER was previously distributed to hospitals by their state Medicare Quality Improvement Organization (QIO) in support of the Hospital Payment Monitoring Program. QIOs are no longer involved in providing these reports.