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Mail order: What about the meters?

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08/23/2013

Medicare beneficiaries have a reputation for being a change-resistant bunch, but so far, many have proved willing to switch to a new brand of diabetes supplies under the national mail-order program, say providers.

Diabetes supplies: H.R. 2845 seeks to remedy criticisms

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08/23/2013

WASHINGTON – In response to rising complaints over a lack of access, Rep. Peter Welch, D-Vt., has introduced legislation that would allow pharmacies to deliver diabetes testing supplies.

Mail-order program forces Roche to cut jobs

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08/05/2013

INDIANAPOLIS – Roche, which has its North American headquarters here, will cut jobs in the next several months due to a 14% decline in revenues for the first six months of this year for its diabetes care business, according to an article in the Indianapolis Business Journ

Mail-order program: Contract suppliers await rush

Still confusion among beneficiaries, kinks in program
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07/26/2013

YARMOUTH, Maine – Contract suppliers say they’ve seen an increase in patient volume in the first few weeks of the national mail-order program for diabetes supplies, but it’s likely just the tip of the iceberg. 

OIG to NY: Establish bid program for diabetes test strips

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07/12/2013

WASHINGTON – The New York State Department of Health could have saved about $5.9 million by establishing a competitive bidding program for diabetes test strips like Medicare, according to a report from the Office of Inspector General (OIG).

Prodigy teams up with pharmacy

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06/12/2013

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Prodigy Diabetes Care has formed a partnership with Rx ‘n Go, an alternative pharmacy network, to offer fixed price diabetes monitors and test strips, according to a press release.

Binson’s celebrates 60 years with expansion

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06/06/2013

CENTER LINE, Mich. – On the strength of its success in the competitive bidding program, Binson’s Home Health Care is celebrating its 60th anniversary by hiring up to 100 new employees, according to a press release.

Docs to CMS: Streamline prescription process

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05/24/2013

LEAWOOD, Kan. – The American Academy of Family Physicians, an organization representing family doctors and medical students, is calling on CMS to simplify the Medicare requirements for prescribing diabetic supplies, according to a press release.

CVS sticks with diabetes supplies

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05/21/2013

WOONSOCKET, R.I. – Despite drastic changes set to take effect July 1, CVS will continue to provide diabetes supplies to Medicare patients, according to a press release. On that date, only 18 contract suppliers will be able to provide diabetes supplies through mail order.

Wright & Filippis exits diabetes market

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05/21/2013

ROCHESTER HILLS, Mich. – Wright & Filippis announced today that it has entered into an agreement to divest its diabetic supply business to US MED.

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