Clarification of Glucometer Usage

Nancy Leveille and Karen Morris in Clinical & Quality

Earlier this week in NYSHFA’s July 2014 DOH/Provider update we  made a notation about the cleaning and utilization of Glucometers. In CMS’ S&C letter dated August 27, 2010 it notes that Multi Use Glucometers can be used for multiple individuals but need to be cleaned and disinfected after each use. CMS and DOH recommended individual glucometers per resident in SNF, but it is not required. See attached S&C Letter.

NYSHFA CONTACTS:

Nancy Leveille, RN, MS
Sr. Director, Member Operational Support
518-462-4800 x20

Karen Morris, RN, MS
Director, Clinical & Quality Services
518-462-4800 x15