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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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Patient self-management key to diabetes

October 20, 2017John Andrews

Among the patient population with chronic illnesses, diabetes is the most common catalyst and comorbidity, which makes it one of the most complex and important disorders facing providers. And its growth, gradually rising for decades, continues unabated.The numbers show that Type 2 diabetes has become a global epidemic, with more than 400 million people currently affected internationally and the total is projected to swell to more than 640 million by 2040. Domestically, the number of people with type...

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Ascensia, Dr. Oz team up to empower people with diabetes

May 12, 2017Kelly Bothum

PARSIPPANY, N.J. - Dr. Mehmet Oz has given Ascensia Diabetes Care a big boost in its efforts to educate people about diabetes and help the nearly 30 million Americans with the disease better manage their condition.Ascensia is partnering with The Dr. Oz Showfor a 60-day diabetes challenge that focuses on the importance of regularly testing blood glucose levels and maintaining a healthy diet.“Diabetes is a huge issue in the U.S.—it's reached epidemic levels,” said Robert Schumm, vice...

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