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Sleep providers report volume increases, price declines

June 20, 2017HME News Staff

NEW YORK - Sleep patient volume grew 4.4% in the last 12 months and is expected to grow 5.1% in the next 12 months, according to respondents to the second quarter 2017 HME Sleep and Oxygen Survey conducted by Needham and HME News.That's up significantly from 0.8% and 2.5%, respectively, in a prior survey.Flow generator prices declined 1.8% in the last 12 months (vs. a decline of 3.8% in a prior survey), and mask prices declined 3.1% (vs. 4.4%), according to respondents.“This represents a reversal...

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OIG releases final report on test strip market share

June 13, 2017HME News Staff

WASHINGTON - Suppliers in Medicare's national mail-order program provided 19 types of diabetes test strips to beneficiaries from October through December 2016, according to a new study from the Office of Inspector General. The top two strip types accounted for 53% of the Medicare mail-order market, and the top 10 strip types accounted for 97.5% of the market, the study says. To conduct the study, the OIG sampled 1,210 claims from a total population of 438,872 claims for diabetes test strips. The...

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OIG updates Medicare market shares for diabetes test strips

February 7, 2017HME News Staff

WASHINGTON - Suppliers in Medicare's national mail-order program provided 18 types of diabetes test strips to beneficiaries from July through September 2016, according to a new report from the Office of Inspector General.The top strip type accounted for 43% of the mail-order market, and the top 10 strip types accounted for 98% of the market, the OIG found.The OIG conducted its report by sampling 1,210 claims from a population of 456,784 claims for mail-order test strips.Suppliers must comply...

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Mail-order program: OIG provides CMS with before, after picture

June 24, 2014HME News Staff

WASHINGTON - How has the national mail-order program for diabetes supplies affected brand choice?CMS now has a before and after picture thanks to the Office of Inspector General (OIG).The OIG published this week the results of a study to determine the market shares of test strips for the three-month period prior to the start date of the program on July 1, 2013. It found:. Two types of strips accounted for about 34% of the Medicare mail-order market share;. Four types of strips accounted for 51%;...

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Does mail-order program meet requirement?

June 17, 2014HME News Staff

WASHINGTON - CMS may want to consider whether subsequent rounds of its national mail-order program for diabetes supplies meet a 50% requirement outlined in the Medicare Improvements for Patients and Providers Act (MIPPA). A new report from the Office of Inspector General (OIG) says 22 suppliers submitted at least 43 types of test strips for the three-month period from July to September 2013. Two types of test strips accounted for about 45% of the Medicare mail-order market share, three types...

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