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Reporter’s Notebook: CGM market growing, creating opportunities

February 28, 2022Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

When CMS paved the way for coverage of continuous blood glucose monitors (CGMs), it was a shot in the arm for a diabetes market devastated by the competitive bidding program. In the years since, the market has exploded and it shows no signs of slowing down.  In 2020, Medicare spending for CGMs (K0554) was $21,594,764, compared to approximately $4,192,820 in 2017, the year CMS began paying for the devices, according to the HME Databank.   The top provider in 2020: North Coast Medical...

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HighMark launches virtual diabetes program

February 24, 2022HME News Staff

PITTSBURGH and BOSTON – Highmark Health is launching Well360 Diabetes Management, a virtual care program powered by Onduo, a Verily company, for adults with type 2 diabetes. Available to most Highmark health insurance members with type 2 diabetes and are over 18 years of age, the program, part of the Living Health model, offers members personalized, proactive support to manage their diabetes, improve health outcomes and reduce costs. "We're thrilled to be offering our first Living Health...

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Bigfoot ready for big time

January 21, 2022Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

MILPITAS, Calif. – Bigfoot Biomedical is gearing up to roll out its diabetes management system to a larger market after a busy 2021 that included clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.  Bigfoot launched its Unity Diabetes Management System in June to a handful of small clinics and in December it made three senior hires in business development, marketing and sales.   “We are at the point where things are taking off,” said Dr. Jim Malone, chief medical...

Bigfoot Biomedical, Diabetes, diabetes self-management, Insulin pen

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NCPA launches boot camp

December 15, 2021HME News Staff

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – The National Community Pharmacists Association Innovation Center is teaming up with PharmFurther to launch the Diabetes Accreditation Boot Camp, a new online course that will prepare pharmacy teams to provide diabetes self-management education (DSME) and support for patients with diabetes.   DSME is a billable, evidence-based service that allows pharmacy teams to improve patients’ clinical outcomes and quality of life.  As part of the course, Travis Wolff,...

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NCPA calls on CMS to recognize pharmacists as care providers

January 22, 2020HME News Staff

WASHINGTON - The National Community Pharmacists Association is urging CMS to recognize pharmacist services beyond dispensing of medications.The comments are in response to a call from CMS, which sought input on eliminating certain Medicare regulations that require more stringent supervision than existing state laws.“Community pharmacists are among America's most accessible health care providers, seeing complex patients an average of 35 times each year,” says Ronna Hauser, NCPA's vice...

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