Maitland, Florida (PressExposure) May 23, 2011 -- Total Health Diabetes LLC, a Florida-based company whose mission is to keep its patients out of the ER room through providing online diabetes supplies, free access to current education and personal service nationwide, was selected by Medicare as a competitive bid winner in eight out of the nine bidding regions in the last quarter of 2010.
The selection means the company has been certified by Medicare to provide mail-order diabetes supplies in what are known as the competitive bidding regions - nine urban centers that fall under Medicare's competitive bidding program. The program, which came into effect January 1, 2011, means Medicare will only refund patients for diabetes supplies purchased through a selected group of suppliers.
Total Health Diabetes LLC Co-Founder and Co-Chairman Jeffrey E. Feldberg is confident the company's selection in eight of the nine regions signifies a higher standard of care and quality for diabetes patients. "Total Health Diabetes is one of a handful of companies to win in almost all of the competitive bid areas, I think it shows our dedication to providing our patients not just diabetic supplies, but also the right information and tools to support our vision of Total Health," Feldberg says. "I'm very proud of our effort and know that we couldn't have achieved this success without our team of caring professionals. Commitment to keeping our patients out of the ER room continues to be our driving factor in providing high quality and innovative care to our patients."
Total Health Diabetes LLC is certified by Medicare to provide mail-order diabetes supplies in eight regions across the United States, including Pittsburgh, Cincinnati-Middletown, Kansas City, Dallas-Fort Worth, Charlotte, Miami-Fort Lauderdale, Orlando, and Riverside, California.
In the nine major urban regions, patients who receive their mail-order diabetes supplies from a company that isn't a bid-winner risk not being refunded. The program, formally entitled the Medicare Durable Medical Equipment, Prosthetics, Orthotics, and Supplies (DMEPOS) Competitive Bidding Program, changes the way Medicare pays for mail-order diabetic supplies in the nine regions across the United States. The program means Medicare will refund only customers who purchase their mail-order diabetes supplies from an Approved Medicare Contract Supplier, a supplier certified as a "competitive bid winner."
Medicare says the patient will not be paying more for supplies because of the introduction of this program. To protect their customers, Medicare handpicked the bid-winning companies based on their professional track records and ability to deliver affordable and reliable lines of diabetes supplies.
The team at Total Health Diabetes believes passionately in enabling individuals to make the right lifestyle choices that lead to total health by providing the right information and tools in a convenient, easy and supportive manner. Total Health Diabetes completes all the necessary paperwork to save patients time, provides access to current education and easy-to-use tools, offers the convenience of a full service pharmacy, either through the phone or online and delivers diabetic supplies right to the patient`s door. Patients have peace-of-mind knowing their total health is front and center. The goal is to "humanize" the process with personal service so that the diabetic of all age groups can be a contributing and productive member in their community.