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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.

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 Whatever confidence existed in this market has now been replaced by words like "tough," "uncomfortable," "absurd," "unreasonable" and "alarming."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.

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