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Liberty Medical liberates itself

January 4, 2013Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. - It may have come as a shock to many when Liberty Medical in December exited the Medicare fee-for-service diabetes supply business, but there was some behind-the-scenes movement leading up to that decision.In December, a group of Liberty executives bought the company from its parent company, pharmacy benefit giant Express Scripts, which inherited Liberty as part of a $29 billion merger with Medco Health Solutions. From the get-go, Express Scripts made it clear that it had no...

AmMed, Arriva Medical, Diabetes, Direct Diabetic Source, Liberty Medical, Medco Health Solutions

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More bad news for AmMed

May 24, 2012HME News Staff

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - AmMed Direct will pay $18 million to settle claims that it used a “bait-and-switch” scheme for diabetes testing supplies.From September 2008 to January 2010, AmMed is accused of advertising free cookbooks to get Medicare beneficiaries to contact AmMed, stated the U.S. Attorney's Office in an April 13 press release. Once it was confirmed that the caller was a Medicare beneficiary, company representatives tried to sell them supplies, and then billed Medicare for the supplies.“These...

AmMed, Diabetes Supplies

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