Training & Resources for Inpatient Rehabilitation Facilities

Free-standing Inpatient Rehabilitation Facilities receive their PEPPER via PEPPER Resources Portal at

Inpatient Rehabilitation Facilities Distinct Part Units of short-term acute care and critical access hospitals receive their PEPPER via QualityNet Portal at

View information on how to download your PEPPER via QualityNet Portal.

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Current PEPPER User’s Guide:


  • View a list of the 12 MAC jurisdictions and the number of providers in each jurisdiction in total and by state for PEPPER Q4FY16 (XLS, updated 4/3/2017).


  • PEPPER Update (Duration: 48:22): This session reviews changes in the Q4FY15 release of the PEPPER for SNFs, LTs and IRFs (NOTE: there are no changes in this release of the IRF PEPPER). It includes a brief walk-through of a sample SNF PEPPER.
  • Download the PowerPoint slides (PDF) for this PEPPER update.
  • Review Questions and Answers (PDF) from the session.

PEPPER Training, March 2015:

Demonstration PEPPER

  • Demonstration PEPPER version Q4FY16 (XLS, updated 3/24/2017)

Other Resources:


When: Tuesday, May 9, 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. CDT
What: A WebEx presented by Kimberly Hrehor with TMF Health Quality Institute
Topic: An update on the new Q4FY16 PEPPER for Inpatient Rehabilitation Facilities (IRFs), including the new “ALOS by CMG Tier and Discharge Destination” report and additional resources
Registration is not required.


Event number: 926 711 579
Event password: sunshine

This program is being brought to you at no charge.

Handout: Will be posted here by May 8, 2017. It will also be available via WebEx upon joining the session.

Please join the event 15 minutes before the start time in order to ensure you are able to participate. Individuals are encouraged to listen to the audio portion of the webinar through the on-line broadcast platform using their computer speakers. However, we recognize that some individuals may prefer to listen to the session via telephone. To connect via telephone, please dial 1-415-655-0003 (toll); the access code is 926 711 579. The cost of this connection will be your responsibility. This number will be active 10 minutes prior to the start of the session. The session will be recorded. The recording will be posted here by May 23, 2017.