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Diabetes market in transition

Stakeholders see an uptick in interest toward related markets, such as ostomy, urology, wound care
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10/24/2012

Nowhere is the impact of Medicare competitive bidding more evident than in diabetes supply. 

OIG work plan includes several new reviews for DME

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10/03/2012

WASHINGTON – What durable medical equipment will bear the brunt of the Office of Inspector General’s (OIG’s) scrutiny next year? Diabetes supplies.

DME MACs issue re-supply guidance

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09/25/2012

BALTIMORE – As promised, the four CMS medical directors have released an FAQ on re-supplies. CMS announced in a June bulletin that items that need periodic replacement, like CPAP supplies, must be non-functioning.

IR: 'Will they do it for other products?'

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07/06/2012

YARMOUTH, Maine – CMS's plan to use inherent reasonableness (IR) to set prices for retail diabetes supplies could be a sign of things to come, say industry stakeholders.

IR makes a comeback?

CMS proposes using inherent reasonableness to set payment amounts for non-mail-order diabetes supplies
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06/25/2012

WASHINGTON – CMS announced late on Friday that it plans to host a public meeting next month to consult with stakeholders on adjusting Medicare payment amounts for non-mail order diabetes supplies.

More bad news for AmMed

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05/24/2012

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – AmMed Direct will pay $18 million to settle claims that it used a “bait-and-switch” scheme for diabetes testing supplies.

NCPA stays the course

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05/24/2012

While CMS’s announcement of one large home medical equipment category for the re-compete of Round 1 seems like it could pose problems for community pharmacists, stakeholders say they plan to keep the focus on issues with the national mail-order program for diabetes testin

Bid program reduces waste, but little else

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05/24/2012

BALTIMORE – Diabetes stakeholders and CMS officials don’t see eye to eye on much, but they do agree there’s a lot of waste in the mail-order supply market. 

Insurer eyes diabetes market

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10/30/2011

Another source for diabetes supplies has thrown its hat into the Medicare ring--one that has diabetes providers crying foul.

High achiever

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10/30/2011

POMPANO BEACH, Fla. - It's not uncommon for mail order diabetes providers to offer supplemental products for their customers, but American Diabetes Wholesale (ADW) took it a step further.

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