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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.

Docs to CMS: Streamline prescription process


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


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


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

Pinnacle Medical launches new website


SOUTHAVEN & BYHALIA, Miss. – Pinnacle Medical Solutions, a provider of diabetes supplies, recently unveiled a new website, according to a press release.

Sanomedics buys Prime Time Medical


MIAMI – Sanomedics International, a medical technology holding company, has acquired Prime Time Medical, a Largo, Fla.-based HME provider, for $3 million, according to a press release.

Prodigy Diabetes Care, OK Biotech align ownership


CHARLOTTE, N.C. ­– Prodigy Diabetes Care, a distributor of diabetes testing supplies, has acquired substantial ownership of the publicly owned shares of OK Biotech, a manufacturing partner based in Taiwan, according to a press release.

National mail-order program: Too much to handle?


YARMOUTH, Maine – Regardless of who accepted contracts for the national mail-order program for diabetes supplies, providers predict “chaos” on July 1.

Global Medical Direct inks consulting contract


LENEXA, Kan. – Global Medical Direct (GMD), a medical equipment provider with HME and diabetes supplies branches, signed a consulting contract with Connectyx Technologies, according to a press release.

Diabetes: Post-bid, time to rethink Plan B


YARMOUTH, Maine – Providers barely had time to absorb the news that Medicare will pay for all diabetes supplies at the mail-order rate, when those rates were announced, far below the industry’s low expectations.