CVS sticks with diabetes supplies

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

WOONSOCKET, R.I. – Despite drastic changes set to take effect July 1, CVS will continue to provide diabetes supplies to Medicare patients, according to a press release. On that date, only 18 contract suppliers will be able to provide diabetes supplies through mail order. Providers with retail locations, like CVS, may continue to provide supplies but they must do so at the mail-order rates, which are 72% below the current fee schedule. CVS also plans to stock all major brands of diabetes supplies. The company’s pharmacists will be available to assist patients with any new paperwork that may be required as part of the changes, the release noted.