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Mail-order program: MedPAC finds no change in health outcomes

April 16, 2020HME News Staff

WASHINGTON - Medicare spending for diabetes testing supplies decreased by 88% between 2010-2017, according to a new report from the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission, but health outcomes have remained stable.Since the national mail-order program was implemented in 2013, the use of diabetes testing supplies is down overall, but retail sales of supplies is up, says the report, “Examining Impacts of the National Mail-Order Program on Medicare Service Utilization and Beneficiary Health Outcomes.”MedPAC...

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Diabetes advocates march forward

August 11, 2017Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

WASHINGTON - A bill that would protect access to diabetes supplies for Medicare beneficiaries is expected to get introduced in the Senate soon, say advocates.“I'll be back up (to Washington D.C.) and talking to congressional individuals, as well as mobilizing the patient community, to remind them this is an important issue,” said Christel Aprigliano, CEO of the Diabetes Patient Advocacy Coalition.A bill already introduced in the House of Representatives seeks to strengthen protections...

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Lawmakers: Lift ban on deliveries

July 24, 2013Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

ALEXANDRIA, Va. - An increasing number of lawmakers are worried that community pharmacies have been shut out from delivering diabetes testing supplies to the homes of Medicare beneficiaries.In a June 26 letter to CMS Administrator Marilyn Tavenner, Rep. Mike McIntyre, D-N.C., expressed his concerns about the impact on beneficiaries in rural areas. His letter follows a similar letter in May, led by Reps. Aaron Shock, R-Ill., and Peter Welch, D-Vt., and signed by 41 other representatives.“Lawmakers...

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