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Ascensia announces coverage expansion for CGM system 

February 12, 2024HME News Staff

PARSIPPANY, N.J. – Ascensia Diabetes Care and Senseonics Holdings have announced that Medicare has significantly expanded access to the Eversense E3 CGM System with the implementation of local coverage determinations that provide access to implantable CGM for basal-only patients. Medicare coverage has been expanded for implantable CGMs to include all people with diabetes using insulin, removing the previous requirement for multiple inulin administrations per day. Coverage has also been updated...

Ascensia Diabetes Care, Continuous Glucose Monitor (CGM), Eversense, Senseonics


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Ascensia names leader for CGM business 

February 6, 2024HME News Staff

TOKYO – PHC Holdings Corp., the parent company of Ascensia Diabetes Care, and Senseonics Holdings have announced that diabetes industry veteran Brian Hansen has been appointed to the newly created role of president of CGM at Ascensia Diabetes Care effective today, Feb. 6, 2024. Hansen will be responsible for the global commercialization and growth of the Eversense CGM, which is currently available in the U.S. and select European markets. “Eversense is a game-changer for people with diabetes...

Ascensia Diabetes Care, Continuous Glucose Monitor (CGM), Eversense CGM, PHC Holdings, Senseonics


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ADS adds Libre 2 Plus sensor

January 31, 2024HME News Staff

CARLSBAD, Calif. — Advanced Diabetes Supply (ADS), a national distributor of diabetes devices under the ADS and US MED brands, is now carrying the new FreeStyle Libre 2 Plus sensor, the first DME provider in the country to offer consumers the 15-day sensor. “The FreeStyle Libre 2 Plus is an exciting advancement in diabetes health technology and is the only 15-day non-implantable continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) sensor in the U.S.,” said Bill Mixon, CEO of ADS. “As leading...

Advanced Diabetes Supply, Continuous Glucose Monitor (CGM), FreeStyle Libre


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Edgepark stands up new team to educate physicians

January 19, 2024Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

DUBLIN, Ohio – Edgepark has “leaned into” a new prescriber base for continuous glucose monitors by creating a Provider Engagement Team to drive positive experiences for those new to the technology.   CMS’s decision last year to expand coverage to beneficiaries with Type 2 diabetes created a huge potential of referrals from primary care physicians who need to be brought up to speed on the therapy, says Kattrina Richardson, vice president of marketing and business...

Continuous Glucose Monitor (CGM), Diabetes, Edgepark


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Abbott, Tandem integrate 

January 9, 2024HME News Staff

ABBOTT PARK, Ill., and SAN DIEGO – Abbott and Tandem Diabetes Care have announced that the t:slim X2 insulin pump with Control-IQ technology is the first automated insulin delivery system to integrate with the newly available FreeStyle Libre 2 Plus sensor. For the first time, FreeStyle Libre technology users in the United States are now able to experience the therapeutic benefits of a hybrid closed-loop system that helps predict and prevent high and low blood sugar. “Tandem’s leadership...

Abbott, Continuous Glucose Monitor (CGM), Diabetes, Tandem Diabetes Care


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The year in diabetes? We’re good with that

December 28, 2023Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

If I could say anything about the year in diabetes & DME, it’s that 2023 was the year the industry rolled up its sleeves and got to work.  To be precise, the ground was prepped in 2022, with the launch of the AAHomecare Diabetes Council, whose members understood that if the industry wanted to succeed in this space, it needed to get out there and show itself.  Driving most of the changes: The ongoing boom in continuous glucose monitors, which have had the dual benefit of giving...

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Dexcom’s G7 now connects with Tandem’s t:slim X2

December 21, 2023HME News Staff

SAN DIEGO – Dexcom’s G7 continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) system can now connect with Tandem Diabetes Care's t:slim X2 insulin pump. Dexcom in December 2022 received clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for the device, which can be used for people with all types of diabetes ages two years and older. The G7 features a simplified, redesigned app experience; 30-minute sensor warm up; 12-hour grace period to replace finished sensors; and enhanced alerts. Dexcom G7 sensors...

Continuous Glucose Monitor (CGM), Dexcom, Dexcom G7


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In brief: Bills move forward, National HME makes buy, OIG reviews CGMs 

December 8, 2023HME News Staff

WASHINGTON – The House Energy & Commerce Committee on Dec. 6 approved an amended version of H.R. 5555 that extends the 75/25 blended rate in non-competitive bidding areas through 2024.   The amended language does not, however, include the 90/10 blended rate adjustment for suppliers in former CBAs, according to a bulletin from AAHomecare.   The Senate Finance Committee included similar 75/25 language from S. 1294 in a health package in November.   “This...

Continuous Glucose Monitor (CGM), National HME, reimbursement relief


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OIG to review CGM payments

December 7, 2023HME News Staff

WASHINGTON – The Office of Inspector General has added to its work plan a review of Medicare payments for continuous glucose monitors and sensors and how they compare to prices available to consumers. The agency will compare Medicare payments to supplier acquisition costs and prices otherwise available to consumers for selected CGMs and their sensors to determine if there are potential cost savings for Medicare and enrollees. In 2022, Medicare Part B allowed more than $1.1 billion in payments...

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Market changes likely to drive increase in audit activity 

December 1, 2023Liz Beaulieu, Editor

YARMOUTH, Maine – The end of Medicare’s competitive bidding program for knee and back braces on Dec. 31 could open the door to increased audit activity for orthotics in 2024, industry consultants predict.  “We’ve already seen the Supplemental Medical Review Contractor (SMRC) add braces back onto their project list and the Recovery Audit Contractor (RAC) still has them on their approved list,” said Kelly Grahovac, general manager of the van Halem Group. “But...

Andrea Stark, Audit, Braces, Continuous Glucose Monitor (CGM), Kelly Grahovac, Orthotics


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