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When it comes to technology, sometimes the journey is the point

December 15, 2022Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

I’m on information overload this week and it’s only Wednesday. And it’s technology information that I’m being inundated with. It’s exhausting.  Take work. We are switching to new laptops. This is a good thing. But in the lead up to the big switch, I had to start backing up my files differently (In the air! Somewhere!). Now, I’m not a Luddite, by any means, but some concepts are a tad bit harder for me to wrap my mind around. I have a perfectly serviceable...

CGMs, Insulin pumps, Type 1 diabetes


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Better Health serves as ‘central access’ for medical supplies

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Better Health serves as ‘central access’ for medical supplies

November 22, 2022Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

SAN FRANCISCO – With diabetes often at the center of a host of chronic and comorbid conditions, Better Health’s expansion into that market, particularly related to continuous glucose monitors, was a natural next step.  “Our goal is to serve the greatest group of people with multiple chronic conditions and that is what led us to focus more on diabetes,” said Greg Bokar, general manager of expansion. “We do carry the full range of diabetes testing supplies, but...

Better Health, CGMs, Diabetes Supplies, Medical supplies, Naama Staubler Breckler


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News

In brief: MSC makes buy, CMS proposes CGM changes, SpinLife opens physical location

October 14, 2022HME News Staff

CLEVELAND – Medical Service Company has acquired ProMedica Home Medical Equipment, a provider of respiratory, diabetes and other home medical equipment services in Northwest Ohio and Southeast Michigan.  ProMedica serves the largest health system in Northwest Ohio.   “We are excited to announce a long-term partnership with ProMedica Health System to provide best-in-class discharge planning and care management services across their expansive care network,” MSC stated...

CGMs, Dynarex, Home Medical Equipment, Medical Service Company, Numotion, ProMedica, Rhythm Healthcare, spinlife


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CCS streamlines diabetes management

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CCS streamlines diabetes management

October 7, 2022Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

DALLAS – CCS is better serving its growing number of CGM customers by expanding its digital health platform, CCS Health, says CEO Tony Vahedian.  “It’s new in the way we are thinking about it and investing in it,” he said. “We see a lot of demand from the patients that we are delivering products to; they are also the patients who need us to help from a digital perspective. I do believe what we have is a seamless way for these patients who need a more streamlined...

CCS Health, CCS Medical, CGMs, Diabetes, Home Medical Equipment, Tony Vahedian


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Vendors

GEMCORE: ‘We want to surround the patient with product’

July 8, 2022Liz Beaulieu, Editor

HUDSON, Ohio – GEMCORE marks its 30th year in business in 2022, celebrating everything from its humble beginnings to its diversification.  The company, which was founded in the family home of Ed and Toni Edwards, has grown to comprise a group of businesses and that spans a 130,000-square-foot headquarters and seven branch locations.  “My dad was a health care operations and logistics executive, and my mom was an ICU nurse,” said Matt Edwards, CEO. “I learned...

CGMs, Diabetes Supplies, Edwards Health Care Services, GEMCORE


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News

In brief: Medtrade location, Quipt expansion, CGM access

June 24, 2022HME News Staff

ATLANTA – Medtrade will take place March 28-30 in Dallas next year, show organizers have announced.  The event will take place at the Kay Bailey Hutchinson Convention Center in the Convention Center District in downtown Dallas.  “Switching to one show per year was motivated by feedback from attendees and exhibitors,” said York Schwab, show director, in today’s Medtrade Monday. “Moving the show to Dallas is part of the same equation. Dallas is centrally...

CGMs, Hollister, Medtrade, Quipt, TRICARE


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TRICARE expands access to CGMs 

June 20, 2022HME News Staff

FALLS CHURCH, Va. – The TRICARE pharmacy benefit now covers two brands of continuous glucose monitors (CGMs): the Abbott FreeStyle Libre 2 and the Dexcom G6. Previously, CGMs were only available as DME under the TRICARE medical benefit. They will also continue to be covered under the medical benefit. “This change in expanded coverage will improve access for patients to get the CGMs they need,” said Edward VonBerg, PharmD, chief of the Defense Health Agency’s Formulary Management...

Abbott, CGMs, Continuous Glucose Monitors, Dexcom, TRICARE


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Abbott receives FDA clearance for FreeStyle Libre 3

June 1, 2022HME News Staff

ABBOTT PARK, Ill. – Abbott has received clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for its FreeStyle Libre 3 system for people with diabetes age four and up. "The FreeStyle Libre 3 system is a direct result of listening to our customers – and giving them the innovation and sensing technology they've been looking for," said Jared Watkin, senior vice president of Abbott's diabetes care business. "It's a game changer for the millions of people living with diabetes....

Abbott, CGMs, Diabetes, FreeStyle Libre 3


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Business Development

CGM technology drives diabetes market

April 2, 2022John Andrews

As the diabetes market observes the 100th anniversary of insulin therapy, manufacturers are optimistic about the growth of medical technology in the category. Specifically, the evolution of continuous glucose meters has charted a path forward for the industry to follow, they say.  Elaine Anderson, head of the Eversense CGM business unit at Parsippany, N.J.-based Ascensia Diabetes Care, calls CGM the “first step change” in diabetes treatment since the “transformative discovery”...

Ascensia Diabetes Care, Bigfoot Biomedical, CGMs, Diabetes


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Abbott Freestyle Libre receives expanded coverage in Japan

March 30, 2022HME News Staff

ABBOTT PARK, Ill. – Abbott has received approval from the Japanese Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare for expansion of reimbursement coverage for its FreeStyle Libre system to include all people with diabetes who use insulin at least once a day. The expanded coverage will enable more people with diabetes to access the glucose data needed to manage their condition without the routine fingersticks associated with traditional blood glucose monitoring. "The best health care solution is the...

Abbott, CGMs, Diabetes, FreeStyle Libre


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