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Election Countdown: And One Ring To Rule Them All…

The golden ring of J.R.R. Tolkien fame may not be the best symbol for this bill (my prrreeeecccciiiioooooouuusss…), but the National Diabetes Clinical Care Commission Act (NDCCA) would act exactly like it… it would “rule them all.” And that’s a good […]

Election Countdown: Hello, CGM Bill? We’re Keeping Score.

For those of us keeping score about the CGM Bill in Congress at home…

Wait, why bother keeping score at home when you can easily do so at DPAC’s website?

Here’s where we are sitting with the Medicare CGM Access Act […]

Election Countdown: Every Diabetes Vote Matters

Every. Diabetes. Vote. Matters.

Over the next week, we’ll be asking you to remind our politicians that diabetes doesn’t get voted down, lost in subcommittees, or shelved until a new administration comes in. Our families and friends and employees live with diabetes […]

Riddle Me This, Batman…

Why the Competitive Bidding Program is FLAWED.



Riddle me this, Batman…

If I’m a Durable Medical Equipment supplier and I want to bid on the diabetes testing supplies mail-order market, should I be allowed to do so if there are allegations that I violated […]

Guest Post: A DME Owner’s Perspective on Competitive Bidding

sam-headAs the owner of a durable medical equipment company, pharmacy and the parent of a Type 1 diabetic child, I participated in Medicare’s competitive bid program and watched closely as Medicare decimated the reimbursement amounts for diabetes supplies.

Guest Post: Victor Walsh on Competitive Bidding

victor-a-walshDPAC shares stories about access and the issues patients have encountered in getting the diabetes supplies, medications, and services they need. Dr. Victor Walsh, Ph.D and PWD (person with diabetes),  gives his thoughts and comments about the Medicare Competitive Bidding program for diabetes […]

We Deserve Answers from Medicare.

As people impacted by diabetes living in the United States, we know that any disruption in accessing our supplies can be catastrophic. Many individuals fight to get the supplies, medications, and services they need to stay healthy with diabetes.

We need to tell Congress that we need answers […]

Diabetes & Commercial Insurance – Ask An Expert: Dr. Edmund Pezalla, MD, MPH

ejp-photo-nov20131Insurance is complex and diabetes is a complex disease to manage; trying to navigate commercial health plans for the best options can be even more complex with diabetes!

Join us on Friday, October 7 at 12pm Eastern as we learn […]

To Full House


The Energy & Commerce Committee “Ordered to be Reported” H.R. 1192 – The National screen-shot-2016-09-22-at-11-33-37-amDiabetes Clinical Care Commission Act. Reported means sent to the full house for a […]

This Just In: Diabetes Coordination Bill “Marked Up”


The Health subcommittee of the Energy & Commerce Committee took key steps this screen-shot-2016-09-14-at-1-10-53-pmweek on  H.R.1192 – The National Diabetes Clinical Care Commission Act. They marked it […]