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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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'Smart' technology boosts management

October 30, 2018John Andrews

Because diabetes patients are so involved in the management of their disease, technology is key to helping them stay healthy. And because technology continues to advance in the diabetes market, that means there are plenty of opportunities for HME providers to support these patients, specialists in the field say.For instance, advanced blood glucose monitoring technology includes enhanced connectivity of devices and data analysis capabilities, which has led to the development of smarter diabetes management...

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Ascensia Diabetes goes toward future

June 25, 2018Tracy Orzel

PARSIPPANY, N.J. - Ascensia Diabetes Care has upgraded its Contour Diabetes app to help users self-manage their diabetes better by analyzing behavior patterns and suggesting new ones.“This behavior-change approach helps patients understand what the trends are, what the data means, and then provides personalized feedback so they can make the changes that they need to,” said Robert Schumm, head of region Americas of Ascensia Diabetes Care.Originally released in 2016 to connect...

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Ascensia expands access for Contour products

April 5, 2018HME News Staff

BASEL, Switzerland - Ascensia Diabetes Care has improved access to its Contour Next meters and test strips for UnitedHealthcare members, it announced today. Effective April 1, individuals can access the brand's products through their pharmacy benefit at a tier 2 co-pay level. Previously, a prior authorization was required. “This change will give more people the opportunity to access these products, and at a reasonable cost,” said Robert Schumm, vice president and managing director of...

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