CMS PEPPER Report to Include Total Knee Arthroplasty (TKA)


The Program for Evaluating Payment Patterns Electronic Report (PEPPER) is a quarterly electronic data report that contains a hospital’s claims data statistics for Medicare Severity Diagnosis-Related Groups (MS-DRGs). CMS has approved the addition of a new target area to the quarterly PEPPER report related to inpatient total knee arthroplasty (TKA).

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