Diabetes Test Strip Suppliers Should Expect Audits

Law360, New York (November 21, 2012, 2:46 PM EST) -- At the request of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, the Office of Inspector General (OIG) of the Department of Health and Human Services investigated what happened after changes were made under the competitive bidding program to reimbursements for diabetes test strips (DTS) covered by Medicare.

The OIG’s Nov. 7, 2012, Report, Supplier Billing for Diabetes Test Strips and Inappropriate Supplier Activities in Competitive Bidding Areas, OEI-04-11-00760, determined that for DTS claims between 2010 and 2011, durable medical equipment (DME) suppliers engaged in abusive and...
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