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Mail-order program: MedPAC finds no change in health outcomes

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04/16/2020

WASHINGTON – Medicare spending for diabetes testing supplies decreased by 88% between 2010-2017, according to a new report from the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission, but health outcomes have remained stable.

OIG: Non-mail order makes up majority of DST claims

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01/31/2020

WASHINGTON – Non-mail order claims for diabetes testing supplies made up 85% of the total Medicare market between April 1, 2019, and June 30, 2019, according to a new report from the Office of Inspector General.

DMS looks beyond strips

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10/28/2019

NEW ORLEANS –With the national mail-order program for diabetes testing supplies drastically changing the marketplace, provider Cynthia Pazos made a deliberate shift toward insulin pumps and other advanced diabetes therapies in 2016—and hasn’t looked back.

Mystery surrounds nat’l mail-order program for diabetes testing supplies

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03/29/2019

WASHINGTON – With the national mail-order program for diabetes testing supplies on hold indefinitely, it’s anybody’s guess what will happen next.

US joins lawsuit against defunct Arriva Medical

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02/21/2019

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The U.S. Justice Department has joined in a lawsuit that alleges Arriva Medical offered Medicare beneficiaries “free upgrades” of glucometers.

Hearing drums up support for home infusion, diabetes bills

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07/21/2017

WASHINGTON – Bills related to home infusion and diabetes supplies were front and center during a hearing last week by the Energy & Commerce Subcommittee on Health in the House of Representatives.

Arriva Medical in ‘midst’ of ALJ appeal

Acquisition by Abbott Laboratories moves forward
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04/21/2017

CORAL SPRINGS, Fla. – Arriva Medical, a provider of diabetes testing supplies, remains confident that it will get its Medicare billing status reinstated.

Survey: Mail-order program reduces access

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03/30/2017

CHICAGO – Medicare’s national mail-order program for diabetes testing supplies has sharply reduced beneficiary access, says a new survey from the America Association of Diabetes Educators.

The “secret shopper” survey found that:   

Arriva Medical appeals revocation

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12/29/2016

WALTHAM, Mass. – The parent company of Arriva Medical, a contract supplier under Medicare’s national mail-order program for diabetes testing supplies, has filed an appeal with the administrative law judge seeking to reinstate its billing status.

Diabetes organizations want bid program stopped

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04/06/2016

TAMPA, Fla. – The Diabetes Patient Advocacy Coalition has launched a campaign calling for the immediate suspension of competitive bidding for diabetes testing supplies.

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