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Insulet likes the Neighborhood

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07/26/2011

WOBURN, Mass. - Talk about a sweet deal. Insulin pump manufacturer Insulet in June acquired Neighborhood Diabetes for $63 million.

Diabetes market becomes harsh environment

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05/25/2011

There's not much positivity coming from vendors of diabetic supplies in the post-competitive bidding era. Whatever confidence existed in this market has now been replaced by words like "tough," "uncomfortable," "absurd," "unreasonable" and "alarming."

System practically guaranteed outcome

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12/21/2010

The design of Medicare's competitive bidding program all but guaranteed that the majority of mail order diabetes contracts would go to suppliers with very small market share in the product category, says economist Peter Cramton.

OIG: Handful of brands account for half of the market

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12/21/2010

There's dozens of different types of diabetes testing supplies, but a select few dominate the market, says a new study by the Office of Inspector General (OIG).

Mastectomy: Challenging, but rewarding

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10/31/2010

Despite the challenges of providing mastectomy products and services, women's health providers say the rewards of the job make it worthwhile.

Patient uses fewer strips? Document it

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10/31/2010

It's easy to understand why auditors might look askance at diabetes claims for more testing supplies than Medicare allows, but for fewer supplies?
Well, providers need to back that up, too.

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