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In brief: Best Buy’s move, Quantum’s Roll Models, Amigo Mobility’s book 

In brief: Best Buy’s move, Quantum’s Roll Models, Amigo Mobility’s book 

RICHFIELD, Minn. – Best Buy will sell the Dexcom G7 continuous glucose monitoring system (CGM) to eligible customers through, where they'll transition to a new platform,, to complete the process. 

It’s the first time the electronics giant will offer prescription-based medical devices to customers. 

“Through our health and wellness categories at Best Buy, we make it easy to purchase any of our thousands of carefully curated technology products that help you stay healthy throughout every stage of your life,” the company stated in a press release. “And with the new CGM offering, we’re making the process of purchasing a CGM easier, too. The expansion also aligns perfectly with the goal of Best Buy Health to enable care at home for everyone by relying on partners to provide care for patients while sticking to what we do best, providing technology and expertise that enriches and saves lives.” 

Best Buy’s entry into the CGM market will be facilitated by Wheel, which will determine eligibility; HealthDyne, which will process prescriptions and have devices delivered; and Salesforce, which will power the new site with its Commerce Cloud. 

At launch, Best Buy will not be able to accept insurance payment, though customers with HSA/FSA/HRA funds may be able to be reimbursed for their purchase. Additionally, the company will not be able to allow those with existing prescriptions from their physicians to upload that script into their profile and have a device sent to them, though it’s the goal to allow that in the future. 

Best Buy also plans to expand CGM options beyond the Dexcom G7. 

The company recently announced an expanded partnership with Geisinger to bring in-home care for patients with chronic conditions.    

Quantum Rehab names Roll Models 

DURYEA, Pa. – Quantum Rehab has named Elizabeth McCormick and Keith Russell as the company’s next Q Roll Models. 

McCormick and Russell, who will share their experiences with their iLevel power wheelchairs through social media, blogs and other outlets, will each receive a three-month paid agreement and a new power wheelchair. 

“We’re excited to welcome new members to our robust team,” said Stephanie Woodward, brand ambassador coordinator. “Liz and Keith are both fun, relatable and down-to-earth people, but they lead such different lives. Their experiences and perspectives are so unique. We can’t wait to see how each of them shares how iLevel helps them to live their best lives.” 

Quantum Rehab received nearly 100 entries over two months for the contest. 

McCormick of Albany, N.Y., is a graduate of SUNY Albany, where she earned a Master of Public Administration in 2022. She currently works as a policy analyst in state government, acting as a powerful voice for those with disabilities. 

Russell of Lebanon, Miss., is a real estate agent who also has his drone pilot license. Between three contests in 2019, 2021 and 2023, Quantum has welcomed 10 new Q Roll Models to the ambassador team. 

Dignitana partners with InfuSystems 

LUND, Sweden – Dignitana AB has announced a sales and marketing partnership with InfuSystems to offer the DigniCap Scalp Cooling System to oncologist offices and other ambulatory infusion centers. "InfuSystem has a stellar reputation for patient-focused product excellence and outstanding service and support, coupled with access to the majority of cancer centers in the U.S.,” said Catarina Löwenadler, Dignitana's CEO. “This partnership is a significant step forward as Dignitana continues to accelerate growth in our most important market, and make scalp cooling available to as many patients as possible." The FDA-cleared DigniCap Scalp Cooling System is clinically proven to minimize hair loss from chemotherapy for cancer patients with solid tumors such as breast, ovarian and prostate cancer, the company says. DigniCap is available in more than 260 infusion centers across the U.S. and more than 30 countries worldwide. 

Nurse charged with brace scheme 

BOSTON – A Virginia-based nurse practitioner has been charged with one count of conspiracy to commit health care fraud in connection with a $7.8 million telemedicine fraud scheme involving medically unnecessary DME, including back and knee braces. According to charging documents, between December 2018 and April 2020, Daphne Jenkins worked with a telemedicine company to sign orders for medically unnecessary DME. She allegedly signed orders that were pre-populated based on telemarketing calls made to Medicare beneficiaries, when she had no contact with and had no medical relationship with the beneficiaries. Once Jenkins signed these orders, the telemarketing company sold the orders to DME suppliers and laboratories, which then submitted claims to Medicare. The charge of conspiracy to commit health care fraud comes with a sentence of up to 10 years in prison, up to three years of supervised release and a fine of up to $250,000 or twice the gross pecuniary gain or loss, whichever is greater.  

Amigo Mobility biography released 

BRIDGEPORT, Mich. – Amigo Mobility and its founder Al Thieme are the subject of a new book called There Must Be a Better Way. Written by Henry Dominguez, who has also written several books about Ford Motor Company, the biography delves into the journey of how Thieme not only invented the Amigo power operated vehicle (POV) but also changed the mobility industry for countless number of people with disabilities, and includes interviews with Rascal Founder Mike Flowers and The Scooter Store Founder Doug Harrison. "There Must Be a Better Way has been years in the making, recounting stories from my past that brought both laughter and tears," said Thieme. "My dream for people who read this book is that they are inspired to never stop finding a better way." After witnessing the loss of a family member’s independence and spending countless evenings working in his garage, Thieme invented the first ever POV — the Amigo, which means ‘friend” in Spanish – and founded Amigo Mobility in 1968. Today, Amigo Mobility is still manufacturing POVs for people with disabilities in Bridgeport, Mich., and Thieme will celebrate his 55th anniversary leading the company this year. He works alongside his wife Beth Thieme, CEO, two children Jennifer and Jordan, and a team of more than 130 employees. 

TwelveStone Partners adds cancer treatments 

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. – TwleveStone Partners has expanded its infusion services to include cancer treatments at its Smyrna, Ga., center, with plans to offer the same specialty medications at its Murfreesboro, Tenn., center soon. The ability to provide cancer treatment is possible through innovative medications like Imfinzi for lung and bladder cancer, Rituxan for lymphoma and leukemia, and Opdivo for kidney and bladder cancer that are now available via infusion, the company says. "These new medications offer tremendous hope for those managing a cancer diagnosis," said Shane Reeves, CEO at TwelveStone. "Cancer patients, in particular, deserve the type of holistic care we deliver at TwelveStone focusing on the body, mind and soul." TwelveStone says it is rapidly expanding across the Southeast, anchored by spa-like infusion centers conveniently located in suburban communities and supported by additional services, including package medications, home infusion, enteral and injections. 

Withings Health Solutions, Validic integrate 

BOSTON – Withings Health Solutions has announced that its suite of connected devices is now integrated into Validic’s health care IoT platform. The integration brings Withings Body Pro, a cellular smart scale, and Withings BPM Connect Pro, a cellular blood pressure monitor, into the Validic ecosystem. "Withings Health Solutions has been a partner of ours since 2013, and we are excited to welcome their cellular-connected devices to our ecosystem," said Drew Schiller, Validic CEO and co-founder. "Their commitment to creating an engaging user experience and access to continuous and comprehensive patient-generated data at home aligns with our mission to improve the quality of life by making personal health data actionable. The addition of Withings' cellular devices to our ecosystem reinforces our commitment to delivering an unparalleled experience to our partners and helping people live healthier lives." Over the past decade, Validic has developed the largest ecosystem of third-party connected health devices and apps, efficiently streaming personal health data from 570-plus home health and wearable devices, helping organizations access blood pressure, pulse oxygen, glucose, heart rate, weight, temperature, sleep, nutrition, respiratory, and activity data through a single endpoint connection, according to a press release. While remote health monitoring has quickly become part of the standard of care in the health care industry, the challenges associated with getting access to high-quality patient-generated data have often been overlooked, the companies say. "There are a lot of moving pieces that need to be aligned for this critical health data to even exist,” said Antoine Robiliard, vice president of Withings Health Solutions. “After years of working closely with the health care industry, we have learned that it's the details that make a difference. With Validic, we share a passion for details, a passion for designing seamless experiences for all stakeholders, and a passion for high-quality data. I'm very excited about this integration because together we solve this data challenge for our shared customers and empower them to focus on what they excel at-providing the best possible care for their patients.” 

ATF Medical grows exec team 

NEWNAN, Ga. – ATF Medical has added James J. Rogalsky as vice president of client services, a newly created position. Rogalsky, who brings more than 35 years of experience in workers’ compensation, will collaborate with clients and other referral sources to ensure satisfaction and develop ways to enhance and streamline services. “We have grown quickly over the past few years, and we want to make sure our clients understand all our offerings and receive the highest levels of service,” said ATF Medical CEO and President Sid Glover. “Jim shares our commitment to providing customized rehab technology and adaptive housing programs to equip workers’ comp patients for independence, recovery and, when possible, return to work.” Most recently, Rogalsky was vice president of client services for PhysNet, a Jacksonville, Fla.-based physical therapy workers’ compensation network. Between 2008-18, he was an owner of Priority Care Solutions, a specialty managed care network in the workers’ compensation space that was acquired by Genex, which is now part of Apricus. “I’m happy to be here,” Rogalsky said. “My previous companies used ATF Medical’s services and it’s fun to be on the other side of the coin. I’m looking forward to continuing to serve payers and other referral sources and help change the lives of workers with complex and catastrophic injuries.” 


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