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In brief: OIG report, accessory code


Three types of diabetes test strips account for 58% of the Medicare mail-order market share, according to a study released Nov. 25 by the Office of Inspector General (OIG).

Despite hardships, providers eye diabetes


After listening to the industry’s complaints about the difficulties with reimbursement, excessive paperwork and governmental red tape, HME providers considering adding diabetes to their business mix may think it’s not worth the trouble.

Providers mull mail-order bid


YARMOUTH, Maine – Will providers of diabetes testing supplies submit bids in the next phase of the national mail-order program? The verdict is mixed.

Mail-order program: OIG provides CMS with before, after picture


WASHINGTON – How has the national mail-order program for diabetes supplies affected brand choice?

CMS now has a before and after picture thanks to the Office of Inspector General (OIG).

In brief: Lawmakers introduce bid bill, SBA hosts stakeholders at hearing


WASHINGTON – Reps. Pat Tiberi, R-Ohio, and John Larson, D-Conn., have introduced a bill that would require providers to obtain bid bonds as part of future rounds of competitive bidding. H.R.

Is SMRC cherry-picking old claims?


YARMOUTH, Maine – StrategicHealthSolutions is digging deep in its latest round of post-pay reviews, industry stakeholders say: diabetes supply claims from 2011-2012.

Roche turns around diabetes sales


NEW YORK – Roche Diagnostics saw North American diabetes sales of $112 million for the first quarter of 2014, a 13% increase over the same period a year ago, according to news reports.

Audits take toll on contract supplier


FLETCHER, N.C. – All-States Medical Supply (ASM) in February laid off eight employees and company execs placed the blame squarely on audits.

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.

Diabetes patients dominate complaint hotline


YARMOUTH, Maine – Ever since a national mail-order program for diabetes supplies kicked off July 1, beneficiaries have been complaining loud and clear—just not to CMS, say industry stakeholders.