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Glucose testing supplies have 99% error rate

April 21, 2015HME News Staff

YARMOUTH, Maine - National Government Services, the DME MAC for Jurisdiction B, conduced a widespread prepayment probe review of glucose testing supplies (A4253KX) between Oct. 22 and Jan. 1 and found all but one of 100 claims were denied. The top reasons for denials were: no medical records were submitted; the proof of delivery record did not include the beneficiary signature; the detailed written order did not include a physician signature that complied with CMS's signature requirements; the proof...

Glucose testing supplies, Prepayment probe

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In brief: Infusion stakeholders stay on message

June 22, 2012Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

WASHINGTON - The National Home Infusion Association (NHIA) in May sent a second letter to CMS Acting Administrator Marilyn Tavenner reiterating its request that infusion pumps and supplies be excluded from the Round 1 re-compete of competitive bidding. The NHIA maintains that including the complicated therapy could create confusion and impact patient safety. Also in May, AAHomecare, in its comments on the Round 1 recompete, asked CMS to exclude home infusion from the program.Sleep apnea tied to...

Glucose testing supplies, Home Infusion, Liberator Medical

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In brief: Licensure rules confuse bidders, Strike Force conducts record takedown

May 4, 2012HME News Staff

NEW ORLEANS - Providers who submitted bids in the New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, La., competitive bidding area became concerned last week that a recent licensure change on the National Suppliers Clearinghouse (NSC) website could disqualify them from the program. It appears that the NSC updated its licensure directory at some point in April—after the bid window closed. The problem: The NSC site now states that a "Louisiana Controlled Dangerous Substances License," issued by the state Board of...

Durable Medical Equipment (DME), Glucose testing supplies, Home Medical Equipment (HME), Oxygen

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