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In brief: CMS releases nat’l health expenditures, OIG says two brands dominate mail-order market for diabetes supplies


WASHINGTON – Per-capita healthcare spending grew by 5% and overall healthcare spending grew by 5.8% in 2015, according to a recent study by the Office of the Actuary at CMS.

OIG: Two brands dominate mail-order market for diabetes supplies


WASHINGTON – Two brands of test strips account for half of the Medicare mail-order market for diabetes supplies, according to a new report from the Office of Inspector General.

CMS’s mail-order program starts to show cracks


YARMOUTH, Maine – When Arriva Medical vanished from Medicare’s list of mail-order diabetes contractors recently, it raised a few eyebrows.

Pricing for test strips takes a dive, but where is the reaction?

Friday, April 1, 2016

There's been a lot of chatter over the past two weeks about the new Round 2 re-compete payment amounts. With seemingly a gazillion different HCPCS codes with their corresponding prices (per region), folks have been burning up their calculators to crunch the numbers, I'm sure.

Stakeholders rally around study criticizing bid program


YARMOUTH, Maine – Higher rates of hospitalizations and deaths among Medicare beneficiaries whose access to diabetes supplies was disrupted in Round 1 competitive bidding areas is a “tragic” outcome of the program, say stakeholders.

Babycakes, it's Blue Friday

Friday, June 27, 2014

I'm not sure what Editor Liz Beaulieu thought when she perused the recent OIG reports on market share of mail order diabetes supplies but I took a look and thought, holy #@%*! It's not that a shift in market share was unexpected, but to see it in black and white was truly eye-opening.

Reports point to mounting evidence of brand shakeup for diabetes supplies


WASHINGTON – Medicare’s mail-order program for diabetes supplies has had a dramatic impact on the market, as evidenced by a pair of recent reports from the Office of Inspector General (OIG).

Arriva buys rival company


CORAL SPRINGS, Fla. – Arriva Medical may have finally arrived at the top of the heap in the mail-order market for diabetes supplies.

Mail order contracts: Expect big to get bigger


BALTIMORE – CMS released a list of 18 contract suppliers for the national mail-order program for diabetes supplies April 9, but it’s a list that could look different when July 1 rolls around, say industry sources.