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Buy-sell debate fuels diabetes market

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02/22/2013

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

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02/20/2013

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

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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

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02/19/2013

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’
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02/08/2013

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

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02/06/2013

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?

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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!

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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'
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01/04/2013

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

Liberty Medical liberates itself

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01/04/2013

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.

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