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Insulin pump decision could have chilling effect

By Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

YARMOUTH, Maine – UnitedHealthcare’s recent decision to only cover insulin pumps provided by Medtronic is bad news all around, say industry stakeholders.

Study outlines access issues for insulin pumps


CHICAGO – A recent survey by the American Association of Diabetes Educators found that beneficiary access to insulin pumps and supplies in Round 1 bid areas is “a little worse than expected.”

Study finds access issues for insulin pumps


CHICAGO – Contract suppliers aren’t making insulin pumps and replacement supplies available to Medicare beneficiaries in competitive bidding areas, says the American Association of Diabetes Educators.

Revenues climb at Insulet


BEDFORD, Mass. – Insulet, a provider of insulin pumps for patients with diabetes, reported $58.7 million in revenues for the fourth quarter of 2012, a 23% increase over the same period in 2011. It reported net losses of $10.2 million vs. $14.3 million.

NHIA won't give up

The association says questions about patient safety have not been addressed by CMS officials

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – The latest attempt by stakeholders to get CMS to rethink its decision to include home infusion in the Round 1 recompete didn’t get very far.

AAHomecare: Separate insulin, external infusion pumps


BALTIMORE – CMS appears committed to including home infusion in the Round 1 re-compete, but that hasn't stopped stakeholders from trying to persuade the agency to do otherwise.