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Mail-order changes a 'good first step'

March 9, 2018Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

WASHINGTON - Requiring CMS to enforce its own rules for the mail-order diabetes program will help to preserve beneficiary choice, say stakeholders.“This certainly a good first step in trying to rectify a bad program,” said Kurt Anderson, director of advocacy for the American Association of Diabetes Educators. “There were some loopholes in the law that suppliers took advantage of.”The budget for the Department of Health and Human Services for fiscal year 2019 included two provisions....

American Association of Diabetes Educators, Diabetic Supplies, Mail-Order Diabetes Program


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Survey: Mail-order program reduces access

March 30, 2017HME News Staff

CHICAGO - Medicare's national mail-order program for diabetes testing supplies has sharply reduced beneficiary access, says a new survey from the America Association of Diabetes Educators.The “secret shopper” survey found that:  • The number of brands available under the mail-order program has fallen 50% since the program started;• The number of models of diabetes testing systems available under the mail-order program is less than half the number available in 2009, before the...

American Association of Diabetes Educators, Diabetes Testing Supplies, National mail-order program


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In brief: Apria ditches SEC reports, Invacare outsources IT

January 24, 2014HME News Staff

LAKE FOREST, Calif. - Apria Healthcare will no longer file reports with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), according to a Form-8K dated Jan. 21. Apria was obligated to file periodic reports with the SEC pursuant to the terms of indenture governing the company's outstanding 12.375% senior secured notes due 2014. On Jan. 16, however, the company provided a notice of redemption for all of its notes and effected a satisfaction and discharge of the company's obligation under the indenture....

American Association of Breast Care Professionals, American Association of Diabetes Educators, American Orthotic & Prosthetic Association, Apria, Audits, Blood-Glucose Meters, Brian Borger, CERT, CPAP Care Club, Craig Weber


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Bid program limits access to meters, group says

January 24, 2014HME News Staff

CHICAGO - Competitive bidding limits patient access to the most accurate blood-glucose meters, the American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE) says. The group found that only three of the 23 contract suppliers they surveyed are providing all the brands of testing supplies that they told Medicare they would provide, according to a release. “This study shows that the national mail-order program is limiting access to diabetes testing supplies,” said Chief Advocacy Officer Martha Rinker....

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In brief: CMS reports glitch, OIG reports overpayments

January 17, 2014HME News Staff

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - A problem with ordering/referring physician data in the DME MAC claim system is affecting processing, as well as the data available in the myCGS web portal and the Jurisdiction C IVR, according to a bulletin from CGS. CMS and DME MAC system maintenance contractors are researching the issue. CGS says it will provide more information when it becomes available. CMS on Jan. 6 started denying claims with the names of physicians who are not enrolled in PECOS.Medicare overpays for...

American Association of Diabetes Educators, BioScrip, CareFusion, Claim System, Community Pharmacies, Comparative Billing, Convaid, CPAP, Diabetes Testing Supplies, DME MAC


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Orthofeet, AADE promote foot health

January 17, 2014HME News Staff

NORTHVALE, N.J. - Specialty footwear maker Orthofeet is working with the American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE) to develop an educational campaign promoting foot health for adults with diabetes, the company announced recently. Preventative care and therapeutic shoes can help diabetics maintain foot health and avoid neuropathy, according to the statement. “There are many teaching tools to help patients understand how to monitor glucose levels or eat a healthy diet, but there are very...

American Association of Diabetes Educators, Foot Health, Orthofeet


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Support grows for pharmacy exemptions

July 29, 2009Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

Efforts to exempt community pharmacies from the fast-approaching accreditation and surety bond requirements gained momentum this week when three groups offered their support. The National Federation of Independent Business, the National Rural Health Association and the American Association of Diabetes Educators have all sent letters to the appropriate Senate and House committees, encouraging their members to support bills that would exempt pharmacies from the Sept. 30 accreditation requirement and...

Accreditation, American Association of Diabetes Educators, e-SP, Healthcare reform, National Federation of Independent Business, National Rural Health Association, surety bond


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