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Diabetes draft yanked

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12/16/2010

BALTIMORE - Looks like CMS will leave the diabetes benefit alone after all.

The Jurisdiction B DME MAC announced Dec. 14 that the DME MACS have rescinded a proposed change to the glucose monitors local coverage determination (LCD).

Competitive bidding and mail-order diabetes: 'Race to the bottom'

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12/09/2010

WASHINGTON - In the weeks leading up to competitive bidding's start date, mail order diabetes providers are skeptical that contract suppliers will be able to fulfill their obligations without disrupting beneficiaries.

Diabetes Plus has got your back

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12/01/2010

WARREN, Mich. - Diabetes provider Mark Gielniak thinks he's found a new product line that will appeal to his customers--and his bottom line.

Wide A.W.A.K.E in North Carolina

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11/23/2010

Active Healthcare hosted a meeting of the Durham, N.C., A.W.A.K.E. support group in October. The CPAP provider hosts the meetings several times a year. "Partnering with A.W.A.K.E.

Not your grandma's advertising campaign

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11/23/2010

FREEPORT, Ill. - Freeport Home Medical Equipment in October earned its stripes as a go-to provider of women's health products with a catchy new, zebra-themed brochure.

Infusion provider wins claims appeal

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11/23/2010

MERIDIAN, Miss. - A home infusion provider won a victory of sorts when a federal court ruled in September that a Medicare contractor must pay for certain services that it had refused to cover.

Industry on CPAP adherence: We told you so

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11/23/2010

DENVER - A new scientific study that says Medicare guidelines for CPAP therapy could be interfering with patient adherence echoes the industry's concerns.

Pharmacies must weigh their exemption options

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11/23/2010

To be or not to be accredited is a question that many pharmacies are asking right now, say industry stakeholders.

Get letters signed, sealed and returned

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11/23/2010

BALTIMORE - Pharmacies that received letters from the National Suppliers Clearinghouse (NSC) have until Jan. 1 to sign and return them to confirm that they are indeed exempt from accreditation requirements, CMS officials announced during an Oct.

Internet CPAP provider launches new web site

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11/23/2010

CHESTERFIELD, Va. - CPAP Connections has launched www.thecpappeople.com. The site carries a wide inventory of CPAPs, masks and supplies. It also offers educational resources for patients.

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