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Accession Number PB2014-100081
Title New Jersey Medicaid Program Could Achieve Savings by Reducing Home Blood-Glucose Test Strip Prices.
Publication Date Sep 2013
Media Count 20p
Personal Author N/A
Abstract New Jersey Administrative Code sections 10:51 and 10:59 provide for the coverage of diabetic testing supplies, including test strips. The State agency reimburses providers the lesser of the usual and customary charge or the Medicaid fee for each item. Additionally, contracts between the State agency and the MCOs list diabetic testing supplies as a covered benefit provided to eligible beneficiaries. The monthly Medicaid capitation payment that the State agency makes to an MCO for each eligible beneficiary in cludes these supplies. Our objective was to determine whether the State agency could achieve Medicaid program savings for test strips.
Keywords Blood glucose test strips
Health care costs
Home care services
Medical equipment
New Jersey
Retail prices
Test strips

Source Agency Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, DC
NTIS Subject Category 44Q - Health Related Costs
44K - Health Services
57U - Public Health & Industrial Medicine
44N - Health Care Utilization
Corporate Author Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, DC. Office of the Inspector General.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note N/A
NTIS Issue Number 1401
Contract Number N/A

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