Fewer pharmacies will be providing diabetes testing supplies to Medicare Part B patients due to new accreditation requirements

Fewer pharmacies will be providing diabetes testing supplies to Medicare Part B patients due to new accreditation requirements.

Pharmacies must be accredited by September 30, 2009 to continue billing for durable medical equipment...including diabetes supplies.

Retail sales of diabetes supplies are currently exempt from competitive bidding...but NOT from the accreditation requirements.

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