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Ascensia program increases access to CGM

July 21, 2021HME News Staff

BASEL, Switzerland – Ascensia Diabetes Care has launched a Patient Assistance Program to reduce out-of-pocket costs for its Eversense Continuous Glucose Monitoring System. “Our fundamental goal at Ascensia is to simplify and improve the lives of people living with diabetes through technologies that facilitate better outcomes and reduce the burden of managing the condition,” said Mary Puncochar, head of Ascensia’s Region US. “We therefore want to be able to offer Eversense...

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Ascensia launches browser-based platform 

May 19, 2021HME News Staff

BASEL, Switzerland – Ascensia Diabetes Care has launched GlucoContro.online, a browser-based diabetes management and analytics platform that enables data driven care for people using one of the meters in its CONTOUR portfolio. Through a single platform, people with diabetes can now access their diabetes data online and share it with their health care providers and caregivers through dedicated web apps. “Simplifying and improving the lives of people living with diabetes through innovative...

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Ascensia launches educational tool for health care professionals 

April 28, 2021HME News Staff

BASEL, Switzerland – Ascensia Diabetes Care has launched an online educational platform aimed at health care professionals working with people with diabetes. The [email protected] tool, which was originally piloted in September 2020, has been developed in partnership with the TUMAINI Institute in Germany, through a collaboration with Professor Peter Schwarz, a globally renowned diabetes expert. “As part of our ongoing commitment to the diabetes community, one of our...

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Crushing it? For the diabetes herd, technology is path forward

April 13, 2021Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

I got my first COVID vaccination in early April and immediately slacked my co-workers to share an image of my “Crushing COVD-19” sticker. Along with the obligatory congratulatory emojis, came the obligatory jokes about government chips and tracking. As a person with diabetes, I’m used to tracking. I track my numbers, my insulin doses and my carbs. In turn, my Freestyle Libre sensor tracks me and sends data wirelessly to the Diabetes Center from my iPhone (no more arriving at...

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In brief: Aeroflow’s acquisition, Roche’s settlement, Apria’s share price

February 12, 2021HME News Staff

ASHEVILLE, N.C. – Aeroflow Healthcare has entered into a definitive agreement to buy Wheeling, West Va.-based Family Medical Supply.  Family Medical Supply, founded in 1991, services West Virginia and the greater Ohio Valley with a product portfolio that includes HME and incontinence supplies.  “The acquisition of Family Medical Supply is an exciting step in Aeroflow’s ongoing strategy to grow through acquisition,” said Casey Hite, CEO of Aeroflow....

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Ascensia launches World Diabetes Day video campaign

November 13, 2020HME News Staff

BASEL, Switzerland - Ascensia Diabetes Care is launching a series of videos in honor of World Diabetes Day 2020, Nov. 14. This year's theme established by the International Diabetes Foundation, is Nurses Make the Difference. In the videos, people with diabetes write letters to their nurse expressing their appreciation for their guidance and support in managing diabetes. “According to the IDF, around 9% of the world's adult population has diabetes, many of whom primarily self-manage their condition,”...

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Ascensia partners with Senseonics on implantable CGMs

August 11, 2020HME News Staff

BASEL, Switzerland - PHC Holdings Corporation and Ascensia Diabetes Care have announced a strategic partnership with Senseonics Holdings, Inc., a medical technology company focused on the development and commercialization of long-term, implantable continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) systems for people with diabetes. As part of the agreement, Ascensia will serve as the exclusive global distribution partner for Senseonics' CGM systems, including Eversense, Eversense XL and future generation products...

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Ascensia participates in fundraiser

February 14, 2020HME News Staff

BASEL, Switzerland - Ascensia Diabetes Care is supporting the 2020 Spare a Rose Campaign, a fundraiser to provide insulin, testing supplies and education for children with Type 1 diabetes in countries with limited access. The Spare a Rose campaign, created by Life for a Child, encourages people to buy at least one less rose for their loved ones on Valentine's day and instead donate $5 to Life for a Child. Ascensia will match employee donations up to $8,500, representing one rose per employee. Over...

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In brief: Supplier numbers decline, Kansas Medicaid proposes rate cut

January 11, 2019HME News Staff

WASHINGTON - The number of DMEPOS suppliers furnishing rate-adjusted items in non-bid areas decreased 11% in 2017, according to a new study from the Government Accountability Office.That decrease follows an 8% decrease in 2016—the first year rates were adjusted—compared to 2015 and continued a trend of annual decreases in non-bid areas that averaged 8% each year going back to at least 2011, according to the report, “Medicare Fee-For-Service: Information on the Second Year of Nationwide...

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Ascensia partners with CGM maker

January 9, 2019HME News Staff

BASEL, Switzerland - Ascensia Diabetes Care is partnering with Zhejiang POCTech, Co., a manufacturer of continuous glucose monitoring systems, to serve as its exclusive distributor in 13 markets. As part of the agreement, Ascensia will commercialize a version of POCTech's current CGM in these areas and will begin distributing product in the second half of 2019, according to a press release. The two companies have also entered into a development agreement to co-develop next generation products that...

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