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Updated cost study addresses pressure sores, incontinence, diabetes 

July 21, 2022HME News Staff

WATERLOO, Iowa – For every $1 CMS invests in DME and supplies to prevent pressure sores, it will see a return of $38.54 in reduced or avoided treatment costs, according to an updated study from VGM Government Relations and Leitten Consulting.  DME and supplies to prevent pressure sores was one of three new categories included in the study. The others: catheters and related urological supplies, and diabetic test strips and monitors.  “As CMS forced prices down and treatment...

Catheter, Cost, Diabetic Test Strips, Leitten Consulting, pressure sores, Study, VGM Government Relations

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OIG: CMS could have saved $7.6M on diabetic test strips

August 7, 2015HME News Staff

WASHINGTON - The Office of Inspector General (OIG) has found that CGS Administrators made Medicare payments for diabetic test strips when beneficiaries had not exhausted previously dispensed supplies. Based on sample results, the OIG estimates that $7.6 million or 74% of the $10.3 million that CGS paid to suppliers may have been unallowable for Medicare reimbursement. “These potential overpayments occurred because CGS's system edit was not designed to identify for review claims submitted...

CMS, Diabetic Test Strips, Medicare

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