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CMS’s mail-order program starts to show cracks

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07/29/2016

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?

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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

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07/02/2015

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

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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

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06/27/2014

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

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11/08/2013

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

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04/12/2013

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.