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Plans buy into insulin savings model


WASHINGTON – More than 1,750 standalone Medicare Part D prescription drug plans and Medicare Advantage plans with prescription drug coverage have applied to offer lower insulin costs through the Part D Senior Savings Model for 2021

Invacare confirms move to France


ELYRIA, Ohio – Invacare will transfer production of Küschall manual wheelchairs from its facility in Witterswil, Switzerland, to its facility in Fondettes, France, by the end of the third quarter of this year.

OIG once again highlights savings associated with bid program


WASHINGTON – Four states could have saved an additional $12 million on certain DME items by using pricing comparable to Round 2 of competitive bidding and the national mail-order programs, according to a recent

OIG certifies CMS’s fraud savings


WASHINGTON – The Office of Inspector General has certified $133.2 million of actual and projected savings from CMS’s Fraud Prevention System, a return of investment of $2.84 for every dollar spent on the system.

Fraud efforts recover $3.3B


WASHINGTON – The government’s healthcare fraud prevention and enforcement efforts recovered $3.3 billion in taxpayer dollars in fiscal year 2014, the Justice and Health and Human Services departments an

Senior Medicare Patrol saves $6M


WASHINGTON – The Office of Inspector General’s (OIG’s) Senior Medicare Patrol project was responsible for recovering $6 million in funds in 2012, according to a new report.

U.S. leads 'telehealth craze'


EL SEGUNDO, Calif. – The number of patients in the U.S. using telehealth services is set to grow to 1.3 million in 2017 up from 227,000 in 2012, according to a new report from IMS Research. Revenue from telehealth in the U.S.

CMS charges ahead with Round 1 ‘recompete’

Also, HHS brags about program’s savings

BALTIMORE – CMS late yesterday announced plans to “recompete” contracts for the nine areas included in Round 1 of competitive bidding.

The agency plans to announce a schedule and begin registration this summer. It plans to open bidding this fall.