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OIG: Three strips dominate market

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03/27/2019

WASHINGTON – The top three types of diabetes test strips accounted for just over half of the non-mail order market, and the top 10 types accounted for approximately 93% of the market, according to a new report from the Office of Inspector General.

Roche, pharmacies clash over ‘unwarranted’ rebates

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09/28/2018

INDIANAPOLIS – A judge has sided with Roche Diagnostics and issued a court order preventing a pharmacy network from dispensing Accu-Chek Test Strips, according to court documents.

OIG releases final report on test strip market share

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06/13/2017

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 In

OIG updates Medicare market shares for diabetes test strips

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02/07/2017

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.

OIG report: Prodigy gains further market share

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11/26/2014

WASHINGTON – Three types of diabetes test strips account for 58% of the Medicare mail-order market share, according to a study released Nov. 25 by the Office of Inspector General (OIG).

Does mail-order program meet requirement?

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06/17/2014

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).

OIG spotlights diabetes test strips

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03/19/2014

WASHINGTON – The Office of Inspector General (OIG) says in a March 18 report that state Medicaid programs could save millions on diabetes test strips.

New meter: Early observations

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Friday, July 26, 2013

Yes, after much ado, I got the strips for my new meter. The insurer would still only authorize 1/3 of the prescription but I was so beaten down and discouraged (in other words, right where they wanted me) that I took it.

Prodigy teams up with pharmacy

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06/12/2013

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Prodigy Diabetes Care has formed a partnership with Rx ‘n Go, an alternative pharmacy network, to offer fixed price diabetes monitors and test strips, according to a press release.

Docs to CMS: Streamline prescription process

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05/24/2013

LEAWOOD, Kan. – The American Academy of Family Physicians, an organization representing family doctors and medical students, is calling on CMS to simplify the Medicare requirements for prescribing diabetic supplies, according to a press release.

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