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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.

Diabetes supplies: Want to reduce fraud? Step up technology use


WASHINGTON – A new report from the Office of Inspector General (OIG) on questionable billing for diabetes testing supplies drew sharp criticism from AAHomecare.

Report: Roche nixes plans to sell diabetes business


NEW YORK – Drugmaker Roche Holding AG is pulling back from plans to sell its blood glucose meter business, Reuters reports.

Mail order: What about the meters?


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


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


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

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


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


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


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.