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Buy-sell debate fuels diabetes market


YARMOUTH, Maine – A handful of national mail-order diabetes providers have been on the hunt for smaller companies to buy, but so far, it doesn’t look like there have been many takers.

Poll: One in eight Americans diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes


WASHINGTON – A new Harris Interactive/HealthDay Poll suggests one in eight Americans has been diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes, according to an article from U.S. News.

The big sticking point of my new meter

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Providers are always talking about how beneficiaries have trouble learning new things or are resistant to new brands.

Liberty Medical files for bankruptcy


PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. – The changes at Liberty Medical Supply are happening at a dizzying speed.

Bottom drops out of diabetes market

‘There is no way (these suppliers) are going to get there’

YARMOUTH, Maine – Days after CMS announced draconian cuts to reimbursement for diabetes testing supplies, providers were still scratching their heads.

Study: Diabetes Health Plan offers reduced costs


MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – A two-year study from UnitedHealthcare found that Diabetes Health Plan (DHP) participants saw reduced costs compared to that of a control group, according to a press release.

$10.41?! Why not just give the stuff away?

Friday, February 1, 2013

Did I really say, in my last blog, that expected payment amounts for Round 2 for diabetes test strips would about $15? Boy, was I (and, apparently, pretty much everyone else) wrong. The strips came in at $10.41.

Diabetes attacks!

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

The other day, there was yet another article in which a person with diabetes experienced a low blood sugar while driving. The driver had a "diabetic attack," said the article. Which led to commenters posting how much they hated that phrase.

Package pushes diabetes payments off a cliff

'I don’t know that Congress knows what they did'

WASHINGTON – Medicare payments for all diabetes testing supplies stand to be drastically reduced this summer.

Liberty Medical liberates itself


PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. – It may have come as a shock to many when Liberty Medical in December exited the Medicare fee-for-service diabetes supply business, but there was some behind-the-scenes movement leading up to that decision.