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Embattled Arriva Medical closes

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11/07/2017

CORAL SPRINGS and BOCA RATON, Fla. – Arriva Medical is closing its facility in Coral Springs and laying off 142 employees, the Sun Sentinel reports.

Bill seeks to strengthen protections for diabetes patients

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10/10/2017

WASHINGTON – Sens. Mark Warner, D-Va., and Tim Scott, R-S.C., have introduced a bill to strengthen the patient protections that are part of Medicare’s national mail-order program for diabetes testing supplies.

Diabetes supplies en route to Texas

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08/30/2017

ARLINGTON, Va. – The American Diabetes Association, JDRF and Insulin for Life have secured and shipped more than 3,750 pounds of donated diabetes supplies to people with diabetes affected by Hurricane Harvey, they announced Aug. 29.

Dexcom ships G5 to Medicare beneficiaries

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08/25/2017

SAN DIEGO – Dexcom has begun shipping the Dexcom G5 to Medicare beneficiaries who meet coverage requirements for continuous glucose monitoring, according to news reports. CMS in January classified “therapeutic” CGMs as DME, paving the way for coverage if certain criteria are met. In July, Dexcom reached an agreement with Ascensia Diabetes Care to bundle Ascensia’s ContourNext One glucose monitoring system with the G5. CMS has set a one-time fee of $236 to $277 for the CGM receiver, and a monthly allowable of $248.38 for related accessories. Demand for the G5 is so high that 20,000 beneficiaries are “in the pipeline” for a device. The G5 is currently the only CGM approved for insulin dosing.

DarioHealth enters strategic agreement with Byram

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07/26/2017

CAESAREA, Israel, and NEW YORK – DarioHealth has expanded its insurance coverage provider network by entering into a strategic agreement with Byram Healthcare, the two companies announced July 25.

Judge deals setback to Arriva Medical

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05/02/2017

CORAL SPRINGS, Fla. – Arriva Medical on April 25 lost an appeal seeking to reinstate its Medicare billing privileges, according to news reports.

Survey: Downward spiral for diabetes test supplies

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04/24/2017

CHICAGO – Dwindling choices and conflicting information about diabetes supplies available under the national mail-order program will have long-term ramifications for beneficiaries, says a new survey from the American Association of Diabetes Educators.

In brief: Arriva Medical appeals revocation, VGM names new CFO

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12/30/2016

WALTHAM, Mass. – The parent company of Arriva Medical, a contract supplier under Medicare’s national mail-order program for diabetes testing supplies, has filed an appeal with the administrative law judge seeking to reinstate its billing status.

In brief: Coloplast buys Comfort Medical for $160M, senators introduce bill to preserve access to diabetes supplies

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12/02/2016

MINNEAPOLIS – Coloplast, which has its U.S. headquarters here but is based in Denmark, has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Coral Springs, Fla.-based Comfort Medical for $160 million in cash, the company announced Nov. 30.

Senators introduce bill to preserve access to diabetes supplies

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11/29/2016

WASHINGTON – Sens. Dan Coats, R-Ind., and Mark Warner, D-Va., have introduced a bill that they believe would help ensure that all Medicare beneficiaries have access to their preferred brand of diabetes test strips.

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