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In brief: OIG report, accessory code

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11/26/2014

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

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11/03/2014

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

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08/01/2014

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

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06/24/2014

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

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06/20/2014

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?

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06/06/2014

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

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04/23/2014

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

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03/07/2014

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

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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.

Diabetes patients dominate complaint hotline

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10/04/2013

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.

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