Click on the "video playlist" icon, located in the upper left corner of the viewing area, to access and select the Short-term Acute Care Hospitals 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.
ST PEPPER Demonstration – during this session, walk through a sample PEPPER (version Q4FY16) 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? (PDF)
Chapter 3 – What are the target areas in the ST 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 5.1 – Top Medical and Surgical DRGs for Same- and One-Day (PDF)
Chapter 5.2 Medicare Spending Per Beneficiary 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 – Obtaining PEPPER via QualityNet (PDF)
Chapter 10 – Resources and Assistance with using/obtaining PEPPER (PDF)