Blood Glucose Monitors and Diabetic Test Strips with NU and RR Modifiers

Effective January, 1, 2011, a change in billing methodology for blood glucose monitors and diabetic test strips will be implemented. The modifiers NU (indicating a new product), and RR (indicating a rental product) will no longer be used.

Claims with a date of service of January 1, 2011, and after which contain either of these modifiers will be denied. For claims with dates of service prior to January 1, 2011, the NU and RR modifier will still be required for claims payment.

For more information about the Preferred Diabetic Supply List, see BT201055, dated November 30, 2010.