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Advanced Diabetes Supply builds out C-suite 

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Advanced Diabetes Supply builds out C-suite 

January 22, 2024HME News Staff

CARLSBAD, Calif. - Advanced Diabetes Supply, a distributor of specialized diabetes devices under the ADS and USMED brands, has made three new C-suite appointments.  The company has named Sean Muiz as chief supply chain officer, Melanie Montero as revenue cycle leader and Walt Meffert as chief transformation officer.  “We are pleased to welcome these seasoned leaders to the ADS executive team,” said Bill Mixon, who was named ADS CEO last year. “Their experience, expertise...

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Kattrina Richardson

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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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Omada Health to offer diabetes service through Amazon Health Services

January 11, 2024HME News Staff

SAN FRANCISCO – Omada Health, a virtual health care provider, has announced a partnership with Amazon Health Services to increase awareness of its cardiometabolic programs through Amazon’s new Health Condition Programs. Omada will be the first virtual diabetes prevention, diabetes and hypertension provider available in Amazon’s Health Condition Programs, helping individuals discover and enroll in virtual care benefits that are available to them through their employer or health plan...

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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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Diabetes app eddii launches nationwide

January 3, 2024HME News Staff

NEW YORK – eddii has launched nationwide, bringing its app featuring a gamified approach to diabetes management to all those living with diabetes. eddii functions as a smart, virtual health companion, delivering real-time feedback, unwavering support and in-app rewards as a testament to healthy behavior. “We pride ourselves on listening to our user's desires and always prioritize their needs,” said Farhaneh Ahmadi, CEO. “This is evident in our recent developments, implementing...

Diabetes, eddii, self-management


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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...

Continuous Glucose Monitor (CGM), Diabetes


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Tandem launches diabetes management platform

December 20, 2023HME News Staff

SAN DIEGO – Tandem Diabetes Care has launched Tandem Source, a diabetes management platform for insulin pump users and health care providers. Tandem Source brings together the features of Tandem’s legacy t:connect, t:connect HCP, and t:connect Portal offerings with new comprehensive data reporting in one central, scalable platform. “The launch of Tandem Source offers new, easy-to-use reports and the consolidation of several platforms and features into a single, convenient location...

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Industry weighs potential impact of weight loss drugs

November 17, 2023Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

YARMOUTH, Maine – Respondents to a recent HME Newspoll aren’t quite sure what to make of the weight loss drug craze and whether or not it will impact demand for certain HME.  Nearly 40% of respondents say the drugs, which are known as GLP-1s and which include brand names like Ozempic and Wegovy, could reduce demand for CPAP devices, as obesity is among the most important risk factors for sleep apnea.  “Over time, I think this will have a huge impact on PAP devices...

Diabetes, Sleep Apnea, weight loss drugs


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AdaptHealth ready to ‘take responsibility’

November 10, 2023Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

PLYMOUTH MEETING, Pa. – AdaptHealth underestimated the size and complexity of ramping up its Humana contract, resulting in a $10 million miss against expectations, company execs said on a call to discuss third quarter earnings.  “Onboarding members is taking longer than we had anticipated, resulting in a reduction to our expected revenues from Humana,” said Richard Barasch, chairman and interim CEO. “Nevertheless, we remain confident that this agreement will achieve...

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Linda Langiotti

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Billing change better aligns CGM supplies with other supplies

November 10, 2023Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

WASHINGTON – CMS recently published a change request directing the DME MACs to allow 90-day billing for continuous glucose monitor supplies – a big win for all diabetes stakeholders.  Currently, while providers are shipping 90 days' worth of CGM supplies, they must bill for them monthly, causing “tremendous confusion” among providers and beneficiaries, says Linda Langiotti, senior vice president of strategic channels for CCS Medical, and chairwoman of the AAHomecare...

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