Jurisdiction D Releases TPE Error Rates

Enteral Nutrition tops the list in data gleaned from Fourth Quarter 2017 Targeted Probe and Educate audits.

Enteral nutrition, surgical dressings and knee orthoses topped the list of Targeted Probe and Educate error rates for the fourth quarter of 2017, according to Jurisdiction D.

The first DME MAC to have released such figures, Jurisdiction D contractor Noridian posted the rates from TPE audits conducted Oct. 1, 2017 to Dec. 31, 2017.


Enteral Nutrition (B4150,B4152,B4154) 87%
Surgical Dressings (A6196,A6197) 80%
Knee Orthosis (L1810,L1812,L1832,L1833,L1843) 77%
Glucose Monitors (A4253) 76%
Manual Wheelchairs (K0001,K0003) 57%
External Infusion Pumps (E0781, E0784) 35%
Spinal Orthoses (L0627, L0630, L0631, L0637, L0642, L0643, L0648, L0650) 34%
Oxygen and Oxygen Equipment (E1390,E0431) 32%
Urological Supplies (A4351,A4353,A4358) 21%
Ankle-Foot/Knee-Ankle-Foot Orthosis (L4360,L4362,L4386,L4387) 19%
Hospital Beds (E0250,E0260) 14%
Therapeutic Shoes (A5500) 13%
Immunosuppressive Drugs (J7507,J7517,J7518,J7520) 9%
Nebulizers (J7605,J7626) 3%
Positive Airway Pressure (PAP) (E0601) 3%

The American Association for Homecare reported that it has requested the other three DME MACs to publish their error rates, as well.

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