Entries by Jennifer Ottman, CPhT

Metformin ER – Can I Substitute?

Many pharmacies struggle with identifying which metformin ER product they can dispense or substitute, explore the three different strengths …

DMEPOS Mini-Series #3 – Diabetic Test Strips

If you are a Medicare Part B supplier, then you have likely had an audit on diabetic test strips. Billing Medicare Part B is quite different than other payors, and consequently, can be very challenging for pharmacies.

Billing the Correct Insulin for Use in a Pump

Insulin is a very popular audited drug category due to its complexity, frequency of use, and high cost. When used in conjunction with an insulin pump, it adds another layer of complexity.

Self-Audit Series #14: DMEPOS Items

Medicare Part B/DMEPOS billing and documentation rules are VERY different from most of your pharmacy claims – if you don’t have a strong grasp of these differences, or a process for handling the documentation, then you are sure to experience significant problems.