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Error rate for glucose test strips tops out

May 15, 2014HME News Staff

INDIANAPOLIS - A prepayment review of glucose test strips resulted in a claim error rate of 99.2%, according to National Government Services. The Jurisdiction B DME MAC reviewed 8,758 claims filed between Jan. 1 and March 31. The top four reasons for denial: lack of medical necessity, documentation not returned within the requested time frame, billing more than the standard allowed quantity, and incorrect modifier submitted. Claims denied due to lack of medically necessary were: missing progress...

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Rent your test strips here

August 14, 2012Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

If you are like me, you come back from vacation feeling, in some ways, out of the loop. You know, like when you learn America has invaded some small third world country or some such nonsense while you've  debating whether you'd rather kayak or sleep in. But sometimes time away makes you also realize that some things never change. Take CMS, which apparently issued, on August 8, an article reminding providers that supplier standards require that they give Medicare beneficiaries the option, in...

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Bleeding the system?

April 21, 2011Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

I couldn't resist this headline: Diabetes: Making people bleed for profit. The premise of the article was that the recent trend toward having Type 2s test their blood sugar 8x to 10x per day is unnecessary, and could cause anxiety and depression. Tell me about it. I actually happen to agree that most Type 2s don't need to test this often. I would also posit that most don't. The writer, (a Canadian, by the way, eh), figures all this wastes about $10 million a year (I assume he's talking Canadian dollars). I've...

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Researchers grow a pair for diabetic mice

December 14, 2010Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

Well there's good news and more good news in the world of diabetes today. First off, CMS backed off its idea to sharply limit test strips, thanks to comments made by, well, pretty much anyone who has anything to do with diabetes patients. The other positive tidbit today: Researchers have said it could be possible, in the distant future, for people with Type 1 diabetes to grow their own insulin-producing cells. If they are a man. In an article on WebMD, researchers were able to isolate stem cells...

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