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Old 05-29-2013, 08:30 PM   #1
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Medicare's new policy for diabetic supplies

Has anybody received a letter from Medicare regarding a July 1 change in how to receive diabetic supplies?

My parents showed me one they received. If I read it right, they will no longer be able to order test strips from their insurer's mail order house, but will have to pick from a long list of mail order suppliers (24 in their case) that won a Medicare-sponsored competition.

How does one make a reasonable choice among all of these? I haven't heard of any of them.
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Old 05-29-2013, 08:39 PM   #2
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Has anybody received a letter from Medicare regarding a July 1 change in how to receive diabetic supplies?

My parents showed me one they received. If I read it right, they will no longer be able to order test strips from their insurer's mail order house, but will have to pick from a long list of mail order suppliers (24 in their case) that won a Medicare-sponsored competition.

How does one make a reasonable choice among all of these? I haven't heard of any of them.
It would think that it hardly matters. The supplies are branded goods.

Also, I think recipients can continue to deal face to face with their physical pharmacies.

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