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Wait no more: Ban on diabetes deliveries is shortsighted

January 31, 2014Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

ALEXANDRIA, Va. - With bills in the House of Representatives and now the Senate, the National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA) hopes to finally see some action allowing community pharmacies to deliver diabetes testing supplies.“Before the ban on deliveries took effect, many lawmakers wanted to wait and see (what the impact would be),” said Kevin Schweers, senior vice president of government affairs for the association.The Diabetic Testing Supply Access Act, S. 1935, was introduced...

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Billing: Follow new rules for diabetes test supplies

June 21, 2013Kelly Wolfe

A. The national mail-order competition includes all ZIP codes in all parts of the United States, as well as the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, US Virgin Islands, Guam and American Samoa. This means that unless you won the bid, you will not be able to supply diabetic testing supplies to Medicare beneficiaries unless they personally come and pick the supplies up from you. The most common misconception is that “mail order” means that it is mailed, but they consider this as shipped or...

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Longtime diabetes supplier closes shop

June 21, 2013Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

When Howard Rich closed his business on May 24, he closed the door on 22 years of serving the tri-county area of Fort Lauderdale-Palm Beach-Miami-Dade, Fla. The founder of Diabetic Care Network survived Round 1 of competitive bidding, only to fall under the national mail-order program, which kicks off July 1. Rich spoke with HME News about the slow downhill fall of his company.HME News: How big was Diabetic Care Network?Howard Rich: We built it up to 8,000 or 9,000 patients. At one time, we had 22...

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