Click on the "video playlist" icon, located in the upper left corner of the viewing area, to access and select the PHP PEPPER sessions. Alternatively, click the "play" button in the middle of the video screen and use the "forward" button on the bottom left of the video screen to advance to the desired session. You may also click on the YouTube icon in the bottom right of the screen to open the YouTube viewing window.
Click on the links below to access the training series handouts.
PHP PEPPER Demonstration – during this session, walk through a sample PEPPER (version Q4CY15) to review the Compare Targets, National High Outlier Ranking, Target Area and Top DRGs reports
Chapter 1 – What is PEPPER? Introduction and History (PDF)
Chapter 2 – What type of data are summarized in PEPPER, and how are episodes of care created? (PDF)
Chapter 3 – What are the target areas in the PHP PEPPER, why are they included and how were they identified? (PDF)
Chapter 4 – What is the difference between percent and percentile? What does the percentile mean? (PDF)
Chapter 5 – Top Diagnoses Report (PDF)
Chapter 6 – Comparison Groups in PEPPER (PDF)
Chapter 7 – How to Use PEPPER (PDF)
Chapter 8 – National-level and State-level Data (PDF)
Chapter 9 – PHPs operated by CMHCs: Obtaining PEPPER via PEPPER Resources Portal (PDF)
Chapter 9 – PHPs operated by short-term acute care hospitals and IPFs: Obtaining PEPPER via QualityNet (PDF)
Chapter 10 – Resources and Assistance with using/obtaining PEPPER (PDF)