Skip Navigation Change Font Size

Audit (A-09-13-02032)

03-04-2014
Results of Reviews at Three Suppliers of Diabetic Testing Supplies

Complete Report

Download the complete report

Adobe® Acrobat® is required to read PDF files.

Summary

For calendar years 2010 and 2011, three selected suppliers submitted claims for diabetic testing supplies without the KL modifier in accordance with Medicare requirements. The three suppliers used company-owned vehicles to deliver diabetic testing supplies to Medicare beneficiaries, which during our audit periods did not meet CMS's definition of "mail-order item." This definition allowed the suppliers to bill Medicare for non-mail-order supplies when they had delivered supplies in company-owned vehicles and to receive a higher reimbursement. If CMS's definition of "mail-order item" had included supplies delivered in company-owned vehicles and required the suppliers to claim them as mail-order supplies (i.e., with the KL modifier), we determined that Medicare would have paid approximately $4.7 million for the supplies rather than $8.2 million. In addition, we determined that the three suppliers did not routinely waive beneficiaries' coinsurance for diabetic testing supplies.

I'm Looking For

Let's start by choosing a topic

Exclusions Database Report Fraud
Newsletter Sign Up Envelop Graphic

Stay up to date on the latest OIG news and opinions

Office of Inspector General, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services | 330 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, DC 20201