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N.J. Medicaid could save by cutting test strip prices, OIG says

September 11, 2013HME News Staff

WASHINGTON - Reducing reimbursements for blood glucose test strips to retail rates or establishing competitive bidding pricing could have saved New Jersey's Medicaid program between $1.8 million and $2.7 million in 2011, the OIG reported in a Sept. 11 report. During calendar year 2011, reimbursement from New Jersey's four Medicaid managed-care organizations was $3.1 million more than retail prices and $4.5 million more than competitive bidding pricing, according to the report. Reducing the...

Medicaid, New Jersey, Office of Inspector General (OIG), Reimbursement, test strips

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New Jersey

June 22, 2010Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

TRENTON, N. J. - Providers here got thrown for a loop when the state announced it would reinstitute a prior authorization (PA) process for incontinence supplies-and gave them only three week's notice. "It's a large workload that has been brought back to providers," said Wendy Russalesi, executive director of the Jersey Association of Medical Equipment Services (JAMES). The state has also dropped the monthly cap on incontinence products like diapers, underpads and gloves from 250 units to 180 units....

Medicaid, Medicaid, New Jersey, Prior Authorization

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