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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....

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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....

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CMS approves CGMs—what now?

January 27, 2017Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

WASHINGTON - CMS's recent decision to classify certain continuous glucose monitoring systems as DME is a positive step, but there are a few dominoes that need to fall before they are paid for, say stakeholders.In a Jan. 12 ruling, CMS said that “therapeutic” CGMs would meet the definition of DME if, among other criteria, they are approved by the FDA for use in place of a blood glucose monitor for making diabetes treatment decisions.“We're waiting for directions from the DME MACs...

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FDA expands approval for CGM system

December 23, 2016HME News Staff

SAN DIEGO - Dexcom has received expanded approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for the G5 mobile continuous glucose monitoring system.This is the first FDA-approved continuous glucose monitoring system that can be used to make diabetes treatment decisions without confirmation from a traditional fingerstick test. The system was previously approved to complement, not replace, fingerstick testing for diabetes treatment decisions.“This may allow some patients to manage their disease...

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Dexcom launches employee foundation

August 17, 2016HME News Staff

SAN DIEGO - Medical device maker Dexcom has launched the “Dexcom One Step Ahead Foundation: A Dexcom Employees Foundation,” a non-profit organization that will award grants to diabetes advocacy organizations. “It is empowering to be part of an organization where employees are emotionally charged by the work they do day to day and who want to give more of themselves to help others,” said Claudia Graham, senior vice president of global access at Dexcom and chairwoman of the...

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