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Medtronic aims to ‘bridge’ coverage gaps 

December 18, 2020Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

DUBLIN – The biggest barrier to CGMs and other innovative diabetes technology is cost, says Medtronic, and that’s why the company recently launched a CGM Access Discount Program for certain users.  “Our goal is to make therapy available to everyone and we hear cost is one of the top reasons they can’t go on CGMs or fall off (using CGMs),” says Krista Sugerman, vice president of global customer engagement for Medtronic. “We try to...

CGMs, CMS, diabetes, Medtronic


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Pinnacle Medical Solutions gets ‘bigger seat at table’ 

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Pinnacle Medical Solutions gets ‘bigger seat at table’ 

December 18, 2020Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

CHICAGO - With the diabetes management industry growing by leaps and bounds, Frank Brumfield, CEO and owner of FSB Companies, a private investment firm, knew it was time to sell Pinnacle Medical Solutions, a company he’s been involved with since 2006.  “We’re excited to plug in the patient-focus model that The FSB Companies and the Pinnacle management team had built over the years into a much broader platform,” he said. “We wanted to be able to continue...

AdaptHealth, CGMs, diabetes, Frank Brumfield, Pinnacle Medical Solutions


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Medtronic launches discount program

December 3, 2020HME News Staff

DUBLIN - Medtronic has launched a CGM Access Discount program that allows users without insurance coverage or those who switched insurance or lost coverage to access discounted out-of-pocket costs for a Medtronic CGM. The discount enables eligible patients to pay $180 for a Medtronic CGM (with a 12-month warranty) and $60/month for sensors. For more information on the program, click here. In October, CMS announced proposed changes that, if finalized, would expand Medicare coverage for CGMs. Earlier...

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AdaptHealth seeks to 'unlock' diabetes market

November 6, 2020Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

PLYMOUTH MEETING, Pa. - The diabetes market is a “high priority” for AdaptHealth as it seeks both strategic and organic growth, say company officials. The company, which closed on Solara Medical Supplies in July, acquired several additional supply and home medical businesses in the third quarter, most recently Pinnacle Medical Solutions, a provider of diabetes supplies, including continuous glucose monitors and insulin pumps, on Oct. 1. “We like the landscape in diabetes,”...

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Audits start to pile up

September 15, 2020HME News Staff

WASHINGTON - CGS, the DME MAC for jurisdictions B and C, will be conducting complex post-pay reviews for surgical dressings and knee orthoses, according to AAHomecare.CGS will be reviewing A6196 and A6212, and L1833 and L1851. The DME MAC is conducting the reviews due to data analysis that showed “significantly above expected amounts.”Surgical dressings and knee orthoses also ranked No. 5 and No. 9, respectively, in total CERT improper payment rates. The reviews will include only claim...

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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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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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FDA approves Libre 2

June 19, 2020HME News Staff

ABBOTT PARK, Ill. - Abbott has received Food and Drug Administration clearance for its Freestyle Libre 2. The Libre 2 continuously transmits glucose data every minute, and users can set the system to send alarms for too-high or too-low readings. Previously, users had to scan the sensor to get a reading. The system, which is offered at the same price point as the previous version of the Freestyle Libre, will become available in the next several weeks. The FreeStyle Libre was approved for Medicare...

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Dispatches from the dining room: Unicorn days and a connected future

June 1, 2020Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

Today was a unicorn day. What do I mean by that? In diabetes parlance, a unicorn is a blood sugar reading of 100. No scientific reasoning that I'm aware, it's just a nice, round number, generating excitement not unlike that of aperfect score on a school test. One thing I've learned over the past 11 weeks or so of working from home is that you can't anticipate all the little technological snafus that never happened in the office. Case in point: Although I like the little scanner that comes with the...

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AdaptHealth makes diabetes play, with emphasis on tech

May 29, 2020Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

PLYMOUTH MEETING, Pa. - AdaptHealth execs say recurring revenue streams and a focus on connected health care made a recent pair of acquisitions doubly attractive.The provider last week announced it would pay $425 million for Solara Medical Supplies and $62 million for ActivStyle, extending its reach further into the diabetes and incontinence supplies markets, respectively.The Chula Vista, Calif.-based Solara, a national supplier of continuous glucose monitors, insulin pumps and diabetes supplies,...

ActivStyle, AdaptHealth, CGMs, diabetes, incontinence supplies, Solara Medical


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