The DMEPOS Competitive Bidding Program was mandated by Congress under the Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement, and Modernization Act of 2003 (MMA). By improving the system for setting DME payment amounts, CMS would cut Medicare costs and reduce out-of-pocket expenses for beneficiaries, while ensuring the same access to quality supplies and services. Contract Suppliers must accept assignment on all claims for Medicare supplies, which will be reimbursed at the new rates. CMS and the President insist it will expand access to quality supplies, reduce Medicare spending, help small business, and create a more efficient market. The CMS competitive bidding program violates all of the principles of President Obama’s Executive Order on regulation, especially the principles of transparency and of basing regulations on the best available science. Under the Competitive Bidding Program, you must use a Contract Supplier to receive test strips and other supplies. Across the country, unsuspecting Medicare Beneficiaries are suddenly receiving unfamiliar products from new Contract Suppliers.

Regardless of the reason, it’s illegal for providers to coerce or trick beneficiaries into switching brands. This product is FSA Approved which means that is typically eligible for purchase using a Flexible Spending Account. Please refer to your employer or plan for the exact details of your flexible spending account before using it.
The first from Abbott to include a touch-screen interface, automated logbook and several personalization features designed to improve the diabetes management experience for patients.
According to the American Diabetes Association (ADA), approximately 25.8 million people in the United States have diabetes,[ii] and of those, many require insulin to manage their condition.
Abbott Diabetes Care, based in Alameda, California, is a leader in developing, manufacturing and marketing glucose monitoring systems designed to help people better manage their diabetes.
Abbott (NYSE: ABT) is a global, broad-based health care company devoted to the discovery, development, manufacture and marketing of pharmaceuticals and medical products, including nutritionals, devices and diagnostics.

Indeed, the current program is the antithesis of science and contradicts all that is known about proper market design. This unique device is also equipped with built-in FreeStyle Auto-Assist software that enables patients to track progress, analyze trends and easily display data for their health care providers.
The company employs approximately 91,000 people and markets its products in more than 130 countries. The Competitive Bidding Program is fatally flawed and destined to fail and will result in increased prices to Medicare.

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