FARMERS BRANCH, Texas, April 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- CCS Medical, a leading provider of home delivery medical equipment and supplies, announced today that it has been named a winner in the national Competitive Bidding Program of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).
CCS Medical is one of only 18 suppliers awarded CMS contracts to provide mail order diabetic testing supplies at competitively bid prices nationwide and in the four U.S. territories (American Samoa, Guam, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands). As announced previously by CCS Medical, one of the brands that CCS Medical will be carrying is LifeScan's OneTouch® Ultra® test strips, the No. 1 brand recommended by endocrinologists and diabetes educators.
In addition, CCS Medical was awarded a CMS contract to provide Negative Pressure Wound Therapy (NPWT) pumps to beneficiaries in 87 of the 91 communities across the country that were competitively bid. The Competitive Bidding Program and the National Mail Order Program are scheduled to go into effect July 1, 2013.
"We are excited to be among this select group announced by CMS and to be servicing Medicare patients and reducing the cost of healthcare," said Dirk Allison, CCS Medical President and Chief Executive Officer. "We have been preparing for this development by improving our service and lowering our costs," he said. "We are ready to meet the needs of new patients and help them manage their chronic conditions by providing low-cost, high-quality products and services."
About CCS Medical
Established in 1994, CCS Medical is a rapidly growing provider of low-cost, high-quality products and services delivered directly to homes of patients with chronic conditions. The company offers a single source solution for diabetes testing supplies, insulin pumps, advanced wound care dressings, catheters, ostomy and incontinence supplies, and prescription medications. CCS Medical's patient-centered model specializes in convenient home delivery, product education, and insurance processing. CCS Medical is a privately held company and its largest shareholders are funds managed by Highland Capital Management, L.P. More information is available at www.ccsmed.com.
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