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Medicare Market Shares for Diabetic Testing Strips from April to June 2019

Section 1847(b)(10)(B) of the Social Security Act (the Act) requires OIG to study and submit a report on the Medicare market share of diabetic testing strips (DTS) before each round of the Medicare competitive bidding program. These data briefs assist CMS in ensuring that bidding suppliers meet the statutory requirement located at section 1847(b)(10)(A) of the Act, known as the 50-percent rule. Section 50414 of the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 amended section 1847(b)(10)(A) by requiring that, for bids to furnish DTS on or after January 1, 2019, CMS must use both mail order and non-mail order data when assessing compliance with the 50-percent rule. Prior to that amendment, OIG reported only mail order data in its data briefs used for CMS's assessment of compliance with the 50-percent rule. For this series, the first data brief will determine the Medicare market share of mail order DTS for the 3-month period of April through June 2019. The second data brief will determine the Medicare market share of non-mail order DTS for the same 3-month period. This will be the fifth series of OIG data briefs describing the Medicare market share of DTS that OIG has produced since 2010 and the second series that will include both mail order and non-mail order DTS data.

Announced or Revised Agency Title Component Report Number(s) Expected Issue Date (FY)
August 2019 Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Medicare Market Shares for Diabetic Testing Strips from April to June 2019 Office of Evaluation and Inspections OEI-04-19-00480
OEI-04-19-00481
FY 2020