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Hearing drums up support for home infusion, diabetes bills


WASHINGTON – Bills related to home infusion and diabetes supplies were front and center during a hearing last week by the Energy & Commerce Subcommittee on Health in the House of Representatives.

Arriva Medical in ‘midst’ of ALJ appeal

Acquisition by Abbott Laboratories moves forward

CORAL SPRINGS, Fla. – Arriva Medical, a provider of diabetes testing supplies, remains confident that it will get its Medicare billing status reinstated.

Survey: Mail-order program reduces access


CHICAGO – Medicare’s national mail-order program for diabetes testing supplies has sharply reduced beneficiary access, says a new survey from the America Association of Diabetes Educators.

The “secret shopper” survey found that:   

Arriva Medical appeals revocation


WALTHAM, Mass. – The parent company of Arriva Medical, a contract supplier under Medicare’s national mail-order program for diabetes testing supplies, has filed an appeal with the administrative law judge seeking to reinstate its billing status.

Diabetes organizations want bid program stopped


TAMPA, Fla. – The Diabetes Patient Advocacy Coalition has launched a campaign calling for the immediate suspension of competitive bidding for diabetes testing supplies.

Diabetes: Search for safety, quality and access collides in bid markets


As a parent of two children with Type 1 diabetes, and fighting a diagnosis of Type 2 diabetes himself, Bennet Dunlap is all for lower cost testing supplies.

Feds raid Med-Care Diabetic

Employees sent home as agents remove boxes of files

BOCA RATON, Fla. – An attorney for a mail-order contract supplier that was raided by the FBI last week says the company has “nothing to hide.”

Medicare contractors 'nitpicking' claims


A recent bulletin stating that a prepay review of diabetes testing supplies resulted in a claim error rate of 99.2% doesn’t seem right, say providers.

In brief: CMS reports glitch, OIG reports overpayments


NASHVILLE, Tenn. – A problem with ordering/referring physician data in the DME MAC claim system is affecting processing, as well as the data available in the myCGS web portal and the Jurisdiction C IVR, according to a bulletin from CGS.

Bill seeks to lift ban on supply deliveries


ALEXANDRIA, Va. – Two senators have introduced a bill that would allow independent community pharmacies to deliver diabetes testing supplies to Medicare beneficiaries the same day an order is placed.