WASHINGTON, D.C. (June 18, 2019)—Performant, the Recovery Audit Contractor (RAC), has received approval to audit blood glucose test or reagent strips (A4253) as of June 14, 2019. This is a national complex review and the description of the review states: “The quantity of glucose test strips (A4353) that are covered depends upon the usual medical needs of the diabetic patient. Documentation will be reviewed to determine if the utilization guidelines for blood glucose test strips (A4253) were met.” Only HCPCS code A4253 is being reviewed for this audit and claims paid date must be within three years before the Additional Documentation Request.

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