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Ascensia supports Spare a Rose campaign

February 11, 2021HME News Staff

BASEL, Switzerland – Ascensia Diabetes Care is supporting the 2021 Spare a Rose campaign, which encourages people to donate the $5 cost of each rose they would have given someone on Valentine’s Day to Life for a Child. The organization provides lifesaving diabetes supplies and insulin to children in countries such as Mauritania, Jamaica and India. “While people around the world will be buying flowers and cards for their loved on this Valentine’s Day, many of...

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Ascensia bets on CGMs

September 4, 2020Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

BASEL, Switzerland - Ascensia's new partnership with Senseonics is a big nod to continuous glucose monitors as the next best step in diabetes management. In August, Ascensia partnered with Senseonics to distribute its implantable CGM systems, including the Eversense and Eversense XL and future generation products, broadening its product portfolio beyond blood glucose monitoring systems, including its popular Contour line. “We certainly have a vision to be able to grow in the BGM space, (but)...

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In brief: Bid relief, first audits, new Numotion location

August 14, 2020HME News Staff

WASHINGTON - The HME industry's champions in the House of Representatives have indicated that they're still invested in securing permanent relief for rural and other non-bid suppliers, AAHomecare says.The champions are also invested in eliminating the oxygen budget neutrality requirement that's impacting reimbursement in rural areas, according to the association.“The lead sponsors for (H.R. 2771) have suggested that building additional co-sponsor support for (the bill) will increase prospects...

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Ascensia launches family focused diabetes campaign

November 14, 2019HME News Staff

PARSIPPANY, N.J. - Ascensia, in a nod to World Diabetes Day 2019, has launched a campaign to highlight the importance of families in helping people with diabetes manage their disease. The campaign features videos of 24 families from 22 countries that offer insight into the support they offer, from helping with daily tasks to encouraging healthy eating and exercise. “Families offer an incredible amount of support for people with diabetes,” said Michael Kloss, CEO. “By encouraging...

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Ascensia touts interconnected approach to diabetes care

June 11, 2019HME News Staff

SAN FRANCISCO - People with Type 2 diabetes who participated in a pilot study using Ascensia Diabetes Care's investigational Interconnected Diabetes Management Solution significantly lowered HbA1c, the company reported at the American Diabetes Association's 79th Scientific Sessions in June.  As the primary endpoint, mean HbA1c decreased by 0.43%, from 8.44% at the start to 8.01% after 12 weeks. “These data are the first indication of clinically meaningful results from the use of this IDMS...

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In brief: VGM provides talking points, Viemed shares take hit

November 20, 2018HME News Staff

WATERLOO, Iowa - The VGM Group has pulled together suggested talking points for providers who plan to comment on CMS's proposal to include vents in its next round of competitive bidding.“There are major concerns with life-sustaining equipment such as ventilators being restricted to contracted suppliers given the instability that the program has caused within the DMEPOS industry,” VGM stated in a bulletin. CMS has proposed adding the following codes to the program: E0465 (invasive),...

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Ascensia updates app

November 20, 2018Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

PARSIPPANY, N.J. - Ascensia Diabetes Care has updated its Contour Diabetes app to enable seamless integration with Apple Health. Connectivity between the two apps means users are able to share blood glucose readings and carbohydrate data from the app with Apple Health. “This upgrade is part of the Ascensia's focus on interconnected diabetes management and building a seamless integrated journey between device, systems and smartphone apps that will allow people with diabetes to more easily and...

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Q&A: Ascensia's Russ Newsome

August 17, 2018Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

PARSIPPANY, N.J. - Ascensia Diabetes Care recently selected the Culinary Coach, a digital solution from U.K.-based Whisk that provides personalized food recommendations to users, as the winner of its Ascensia Diabetes Challenge.Ascensia sought digital solutions to support Type 2 diabetes management to draw attention to the rapidly changing market.“We felt we needed to unleash more understanding in the market of what other innovations are coming in the form of better overall diabetes care,”...

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Ascensia, Dexcom bundle diabetes products

July 19, 2017HME News Staff

PARSIPPANY, N.J. - Ascensia Diabetes Care and Dexcom have hammered out a commercial agreement that they expect to increase access to the Dexcom G5 continuous glucose monitoring system. Per the agreement, Ascensia's ContourNext One blood glucose monitoring system will be provided in the bundle of supplies for the Dexcom G5. The role of the ContourNext: to provide highly accurate readings for CGM calibration, something people who use the G5 do on a regular basis to verify sensor readings are on track....

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