CMS Makes Updated Hospice PEPPER Available 

Situation Report | August 10, 2020

The U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has made available the fourth quarter Fiscal year (FY) 2019 Program for Evaluating Payment Patterns Electronic Reports (PEPPERs) for hospices across the country.

These reports summarize provider-specific data for Medicare services that may be at risk for improper payments. Providers can use the data to support internal auditing and monitoring activities.

Hospices must download their PEPPER via the PEPPER Portal.

Hospices can also access a User’s Guide and other PEPPER resources from the PEPPER resources website at