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In brief: CMS ramps up site visits, Mediware adds analytics

February 26, 2016HME News Staff

WASHINGTON - CMS will strengthen strategies designed to reinforce provider screening activities by increasing site visits to Medicare-enrolled providers and suppliers. The agency says it will enhance and improve IT systems, and implement continuous data monitoring practices to help make sure practice location data is accurate and in compliance with enrollment requirements. More specifically, CMS says it will use National Site Visit Contractor to increase the number of site visits to Medicare-enrolled...

Fisher & Paykel, Insulet, Mediware, National Home Infusion Association, Neighborhood diabetes, The VGM Group

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Insulet sells Neighborhood Diabetes

February 24, 2016HME News Staff

BEDFORD, Mass. - Insulet Corp. has announced plans to sell Neighborhood Diabetes to Liberty Medical for $5 million. Insulet acquired Woburn, Mass.-based Neighborhood Diabetes for $63 million in 2011. "This transaction is an important step in positioning Insulet as a more focused organization, enabling us to direct our operational and financial resources toward driving continued growth of our innovative OmniPod and drug delivery products, while improving our financial profile for profitable growth...

Insulet Corp, Liberty Medical, Neighborhood diabetes

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Will this be the year I meet my deductible?

February 14, 2014Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

Yesterday, while taking a snow afternoon, I finally managed to connect with Neighborhood Diabetes (who I have actually talked to in the past for stories—kind of cool) that I was referred to by the diabetes center to get the CGM. The good The insurer, as expected, gave the OK. The bad Also as expected, I would have to pay for the $1,100 device out of pocket because I have not yet met my deductible ($2,500). I never meet the deductible (see previous parentheses). The OMG! A three-month supply...

Continuous Glucose Monitor, Dexcom, Neighborhood diabetes, Type 1 diabetes

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Neighborhood Diabetes passes test

February 5, 2013HME News Staff

WOBURN, Mass. - For calendar year 2010, Neighborhood Diabetes submitted claims for testing supplies without the KL modifier in accordance with Medicare billing requirements, according to a review conducted by the Office of Inspector General (OIG). Of 100 sampled line items, 99 were properly submitted without the KL modifier because Neighborhood used company-owned vehicles for delivery. Medicare billing guidelines require suppliers to submit claims with the KL modifier for mail-order diabetes testing...

KL modifier, Neighborhood diabetes, OIG

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Insulet likes the Neighborhood

July 26, 2011Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

WOBURN, Mass. - Talk about a sweet deal. Insulin pump manufacturer Insulet in June acquired Neighborhood Diabetes for $63 million. There are a lot of synergies between the two companies, said Tom Cronin, CEO of Neighborhood. Insulet, which makes the tubeless OmniPod, has 25,000 customers for its pumps; Neighborhood provides testing supplies, insulin and other items to 60,000 customers. "This is a good opportunity for Insulet to increase their sales by adding that on," he said. "And for us, it's...

Diabetes Supplies, Insulet, Neighborhood diabetes

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Diabetes supplies clobbered

August 26, 2010Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

It's like Round 1 all over again--only worse. When the bid amounts for Round 1.2 of national competitive bidding were released in July, mail order diabetes supplies once again took the biggest hit--an average cut of 56% compared to an average cut, overall, of 32%. "Heck no, we didn't win," said Tom Cronin, CEO of Woburn, Mass.-based Neighborhood Diabetes. "Our cost is a lot higher than the winning bid amounts. There's no way we can provide our mix of products at those levels." The cut is far steeper...

Competitive Bidding, Mail Order Diabetes, Neighborhood diabetes

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