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Webinar on Demand: PEPPER for the HIM Professional
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Webinar on Demand: PEPPER for the HIM Professional
CHIA Product Code: WEB106
Webinar Date: February 22, 2017


About Webinars on Demand:
CHIA offers Webinars on Demand, which are available for purchase* after the live Webinar has been presented. This convenient format consists of the full 60-90 minute recorded presentation, distributed handout, and accompanying Continuing Education Unit (CEU) Certificate. Each Webinar on Demand is only available for purchase and access for one year after the original recording date.


After purchase, a Purchase Confirmation will be sent to the purchaser’s primary email address. It contains links to access the Webinar presentation using a streaming or download format. Also included will be the handouts and CEU Certificate links. Participants are encouraged to use the handouts while following the presentation.


*Sold separately from the live Webinar.

This session will provide an introduction to the Program for Evaluating Payment Patterns Electronic Report, also known as PEPPER. It will review the history of PEPPER, the target areas and how they were identified for inclusion, and a brief review of the types of reports in the PEPPER and how they can be interpreted.


PEPPER is a free report available to hospitals through a contract with CMS as an educational tool to support hospitals' efforts to proactively identify and prevent improper Medicare payments by supporting the auditing and monitoring component of a compliance program. PEPPER is designed to identify potential coding/billing errors as well as concerns related to unnecessary admissions/care. As regulatory efforts increase, hospitals can use the PEPPER to compare their billing statistics in areas identified as "at risk" for improper Medicare payments and consider whether they should audit a sample of medical records.


Kimberly Hrehor, MHA, RHIA, CHC

Director, TMF Health Quality Institute


Kimberly Hrehor is a Director with TMF Health Quality Institute. She manages a contract with CMS to develop, produce and distribute the Program for Evaluating Payment Patterns Electronic Report (PEPPER) for hospitals and other health care providers. She develops training and reference materials to help providers understand and use PEPPER. Kim has been with TMF since 1998 after six years at an inpatient rehabilitation facility. Kim’s work experience includes health information management, compliance and performance improvement.


Health Information Managers (HIM), Chief Financial Officers, Quality/Performance Improvement professionals, Physician Practice and HIM Coding Directors/Managers and Coding professionals, Coding Compliance Managers and Staff, CDI Staff, Coding Consultants, Coding Auditors and those who work in Managed Care.




This program is approved for 2 CEUs by AHIMA, AAPC and BRN. HIM Domain: Clinical Data Management and External Forces.