Survey: Mail-order program reduces access

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: The number of manufacturers making diabetes testing supplies available under the mail-order program has fallen 50% since the program started; The number of diabetes testing Read more about Survey: Mail-order program reduces access[…]

Frustration with Changes to Medicare Diabetic Testing Supplies Policies

This month, Medicare made a change aimed at saving taxpayers billions of dollars. But community pharmacists say it could wind up putting patients at risk and result in more waste. Nancy Porter is well enough to come to Sigler Pharmacy in Lawrence to get her diabetic testing supplies. But there have been times when she’s Read more about Frustration with Changes to Medicare Diabetic Testing Supplies Policies[…]

Patient View: New Mediare Diabetic Testing Supplies Program

July 1st Medicare patients with diabetes will have to change how they get their diabetic testing supplies. That is when Medicare Part B will implement a national mail-order program. In South Dakota, 68-year-old Herb Grogan has a difficult time getting around. The Sioux Falls man and his wife both have diabetes and neither are able Read more about Patient View: New Mediare Diabetic Testing Supplies Program[…]

Humana Adopts Medicare National Mail Order Pricing

When it comes to the steep cuts Medicare plans to implement as part of Round 2 of competitive bidding, industry stakeholders have been waiting for the other shoe to drop. In the wake of the announcement of the cuts—on average, 45% below the current fee schedule—there have been reports of private payers and Medicaid programs Read more about Humana Adopts Medicare National Mail Order Pricing[…]

N.Y. Attorney General calls for Exemption to Mandatory Mail-Order Policy

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has sent letters to 15 state health insurance providers, urging them to modify their policies to allow some members to fill specialty prescriptions at their local drug stores instead of by mail order. Schneiderman gave them until June 17 to send a copy of their policy exempting members with Read more about N.Y. Attorney General calls for Exemption to Mandatory Mail-Order Policy[…]

Diabetes Care Club Acquires Priority Diabetes Supply

Leading provider of mail-order diabetic testing supplies becomes one of only 18 companies in nation authorized by CMS to serve Medicare patients. Company also inks agreement with Roche to ensure continued delivery of its ACCU-CHEK line of products to Medicare population. Diabetes Care Club, a leading provider of mail-order diabetic testing supplies, has acquired Priority Read more about Diabetes Care Club Acquires Priority Diabetes Supply[…]