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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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In brief: Biden and CMS, Dexcom and VC, Great Elm and acquisitions 

February 19, 2021HME News Staff

WASHINGTON – President Biden is expected to name Chiquita Brooks-LaSure as CMS Administrator, according to numerous news reports.  Brooks-LaSure served in the Obama Administration, where she helped guide the Affordable Care Act through passage and implementation. She has also worked as a Democratic staffer for the Ways and Means Committee in the House of Representatives.   Brooks-LaSure is currently a managing director with Manatt Health, where she provides...

Chiquita Brooks-LaSure, Dexcom, Great Elm DME, Northshore Care Supply

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Dexcom enters VC space

February 15, 2021HME News Staff

SAN DIEGO – Dexcom has launched Dexcom Ventures to identify and invest in opportunities to supplement growth in its core business of continuous glucose monitoring and advance the development of adjacent technologies.  Dexcom Ventures, led by Dexcom veteran Steve Pacelli, will be focused on investment opportunities in sensing technology, data analytics, remote patient monitoring and population health, broadening the company’s commitment to advancing better outcomes in health care.  “Driven...

Continuous Glucose Monitoring, Dexcom, Diabetes, venture capital

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In brief: Numotion acquires Monroe Wheelchair, AAH puts Walmart on notice

February 21, 2020HME News Staff

BRENTWOOD, Tenn. - Numotion has acquired Syracuse, N.Y.-based Monroe Wheelchair.Monroe has served as provider of complex rehab technology services for more than 75 years. It also offers augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) devices and software.“We are thrilled to announce that Monroe Wheelchair has been acquired by Numotion,” said Doug Westerdahl, CEO of Monroe. “Their customer-centric focus and employee-supportive organization align with our values and business principles....

aahomecare, Dexcom, Insulet, Monrose Wheelchair, Numotion, Rehab Medical

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DexCom, Insulet to integrate technologies

February 19, 2020HME News Staff

SAN DIEGO - DexCom and Insulet Corporation have partnered to combine current and future Dexcom CGMs with Insulet's tubeless insulin delivery Pod into the Omnipod Horizon System, which is currently in trial. Under terms of the non-exclusive agreement, the Omnipod Horizon Automated Insulin Delivery (AID) System will use sensor values from the Dexcom G6 and next generation G7 CGM systems to predict glucose levels into the future and automatically adjust insulin doses. “Everyone at Dexcom is excited...

CGMs, Dexcom, Diabetes, Insulet Corporation

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How 'bout those CGMs? And other modern inconveniences

December 5, 2019Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

“How 'bout those CGMs?" I was at the doctor's office today—not the endo's—and the nurse was double-checking I still used the Freestyle Libre. Turns out, she has a Dexcom. I've said it before in this forum: the advances in diabetes tech are game changers. They have forever changed the way diabetes is managed. End game: more time in range (this is a fairly new concept), better AICs. I discussed this recently with several diabetes providers for a recent story on Walgreens entering...

CGMs, Dexcom, Diabetes, FreeStyle Libre

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In brief: HHS proposes changes to Stark Law, Estrella named Homecare Champion

October 11, 2019HME News Staff

WASHINGTON - The Department of Health and Human Services has proposed changes to the Stark Law that would, among other things, create new exceptions that recognize incentives are different in healthcare systems that pay for value- vs. volume-based care.The proposal includes proper safeguards that ensure the Stark Law will continue to provide meaningful protection against overutilization and other harms, while giving physicians and other healthcare providers added flexibility to improve the quality...

Dexcom, Karyn Estrella, Medtrade, RESNA, SoClean, Stark Law

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FDA clears Dexcom G6 Pro CGM

October 10, 2019HME News Staff

SAN DIEGO - Dexcom's G6 Pro CGM has received clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, allowing healthcare professionals to use the device with their patients. The Dexcom G6 Pro is the only single use, professional CGM that gathers real-time glucose data over a 10-day period, and offers both a blinded and un-blinded mode. The data allows providers to adjust a patient's therapy and help them modify daily behavior. “At Dexcom, we are continuing to drive innovation in wearable health...

CGM, Dexcom, Diabetes

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In brief: Permobil expands in New Zealand, Dexcom ships G5

August 25, 2017HME News Staff

LEBANON, Tenn. - Permobil has acquired Auckland, New Zealand-based Durable Medical Equipment, Ltd., the largest complex rehab company in the country, it has announced.The deal allows Permobil to “increase access to care” in New Zealand.“Permobil is dedicated to building a leading healthcare company by providing advanced rehabilitation technology driving growth through education and outcomes, delivered with passion and first-class service,” said Larry Jackson, president of...

Dexcom, InnoMed, MedCare, NCART, Permobil, Salter Labs

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Ascensia, Dexcom bundle diabetes products

July 19, 2017HME News Staff

PARSIPPANY, N.J. - Ascensia Diabetes Care and Dexcom have hammered out a commercial agreement that they expect to increase access to the Dexcom G5 continuous glucose monitoring system. Per the agreement, Ascensia's ContourNext One blood glucose monitoring system will be provided in the bundle of supplies for the Dexcom G5. The role of the ContourNext: to provide highly accurate readings for CGM calibration, something people who use the G5 do on a regular basis to verify sensor readings are on track....

Ascensia, Bundle, CGM, Dexcom, Diabetes

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