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Report: Insulin cap to generate millions in savings for Medicare beneficiaries 

January 26, 2023HME News Staff

WASHINGTON – If the Inflation Reduction Act’s provision capping the cost of insulin at $35 for a month’s supply had been in place in 2020, 1.5 million Medicare beneficiaries across the country would have saved an average of $500, according to a new report from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.  Starting July 1, under Medicare Part B, beneficiary cost sharing will be limited to $35 for a month’s supply of insulin, which will result in an estimated $27...

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Dexcom exec: CGM is ‘undisputed standard of care’

January 13, 2023Tracy Orzel

SAN DIEGO – Dexcom’s next-generation G7 continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) system will empower users to take control of their health, says top company exec Kevin Sayer.  Dexcom in December 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 FDA approval of Dexcom G7 is a huge milestone for the diabetes community and underscores continued momentum in...

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DexCom 7 receives FDA approval

December 8, 2022HME News Staff

SAN DIEGO – DexCom has received clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for its next-generation Dexcom G7 Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM) System for people with all types of diabetes ages two years and older. “There’s a reason Dexcom has the best-selling real-time CGM on the market,” said Kevin Sayer, chairman, president and CEO of Dexcom. “For more than a decade, we’ve pioneered generation after generation of sensing technology that consistently...

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Tandem backs use of insulin pump 

November 15, 2022HME News Staff

SAN DIEGO – Tandem Diabetes Care has announced the results from a prospective, multi-center, single-arm study of adults living with Type 2 diabetes who achieved improvement in all clinical endpoints with the use of the t:slim X2 insulin pump with Control-IQ technology. Data from the study, which was presented at the 22nd Annual Diabetes Technology Meeting, demonstrated the system to be safe during six weeks of use, with a substantial improvement in time in range and mean glucose related to...

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Better Health extends care model to diabetes 

November 14, 2022HME News Staff

SAN FRANCISCO – Better Health, a national chronic condition support and medical supply provider, has expanded its offerings to those living with diabetes. “Living with a chronic condition can be expensive,” said Greg Bokar, Better Health’s newly appointed general manager of expansion, who is at the forefront of the company’s initiative. “With our expansion, we are broadening our offering to provide peer support, patient education, insurance management and home...

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AdaptHealth rides sleep roller coaster

November 11, 2022Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

PLYMOUTH MEETING, Pa. – AdaptHealth had a record number of CPAP setups in the third quarter as the company chipped away at a backlog, but that was offset by a loss in resupply revenue and increased costs, say execs.  AdaptHealth had 34% more starts in the third quarter than in the first quarter, and its PAP census grew to 27% over its lowest point in February 2022. But another recall from Philip – this time for certain masks with magnetic headgear clips or straps* – dampened...

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Intuity Medical partners with Embecta to promote POGO system

November 10, 2022HME News Staff

FREMONT, Calif., and FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J. - Sales representatives at embecta promote Intuity Medical’s POGO Automatic Blood Glucose Monitoring System to health care professionals within the U.S under a new co-promotional agreement.  embecta, which spin off from Becton, Dickinson and Company in April, is a pure-play diabetes company with a nearly 100-year history of leadership in insulin delivery. Intuity Medical is a medical technology company focused on the development and commercialization...

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Ascensia completes initial launch of Eversense E3 in Europe

October 12, 2022HME News Staff

BASEL, Switzerland – Ascensia Diabetes Care has successfully completed the initial European launch of the next-generation Eversense E3 CGM System. The benefits of this fully-implantable, long-term CGM system are now available to people with diabetes in all launch markets across Europe in Germany, Switzerland, Poland, Italy, Spain, Norway, Sweden, the Netherlands and Andorra. “We are proud to have successfully brought the Eversense E3 to Europe, where we believe it can make a big difference...

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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...

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Ascensia hosts diabetes art competition

September 28, 2022HME News Staff

BASEL, Switzerland – Ascensia Diabetes Care has relaunched its “This is Diabetes” art and photo competition in support of World Diabetes Day 2022. The competition aims to highlight the importance of diabetes care and education, amplifying the International Diabetes Federations’ official theme of Access to Diabetes Care for 2021-2023, and its focus this year on Education to Protect Tomorrow. Ascensia’s global competition is seeking original art or photography that illustrates...

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