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Better Health serves as ‘central access’ for medical supplies

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Better Health serves as ‘central access’ for medical supplies

November 22, 2022Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

SAN FRANCISCO – With diabetes often at the center of a host of chronic and comorbid conditions, Better Health’s expansion into that market, particularly related to continuous glucose monitors, was a natural next step.  “Our goal is to serve the greatest group of people with multiple chronic conditions and that is what led us to focus more on diabetes,” said Greg Bokar, general manager of expansion. “We do carry the full range of diabetes testing supplies, but...

Better Health, CGMs, Diabetes Supplies, Medical supplies, Naama Staubler Breckler


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Diabetes council rolls up sleeves

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Diabetes council rolls up sleeves

November 18, 2022Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

WASHINGTON – The new AAHomecare Diabetes Council has plenty to tackle with new technology requiring updated codes and coverage criteria.   CMS recently released a proposed local coverage determination for continuous glucose monitors (CGMs) that would increase access for Medicare beneficiaries by modifying coverage criteria to, among other things, eliminate the intensive insulin management requirement.   “(The diabetes space) is just so dynamic and it’s exciting...

AAHomecare Diabetes Council, Continuous Glucose Monitors, Diabetes Supplies, linda langiott


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GEMCORE: ‘We want to surround the patient with product’

July 8, 2022Liz Beaulieu, Editor

HUDSON, Ohio – GEMCORE marks its 30th year in business in 2022, celebrating everything from its humble beginnings to its diversification.  The company, which was founded in the family home of Ed and Toni Edwards, has grown to comprise a group of businesses and that spans a 130,000-square-foot headquarters and seven branch locations.  “My dad was a health care operations and logistics executive, and my mom was an ICU nurse,” said Matt Edwards, CEO. “I learned...

CGMs, Diabetes Supplies, Edwards Health Care Services, GEMCORE


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GEMCORE earns HITRUST status

May 25, 2022HME News Staff

HUDSON, Ohio – GEMCORE has earned certified status from HITRUST for its operational platform, which includes Microsoft Dynamics GP, Microsoft Office 365, Microsoft D365, Brightree, ProShip, Vertex and PioneerRx. HITRUST risk-based, two-year certified status demonstrates that the organization's operational platforms have met key regulations and industry-defined requirements and appropriately manage risk. "Health care organizations like ours are continually under pressure to deliver the highest...

Diabetes Supplies, GEMCORE, HITRUST certification


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Better Living Now expands in Northwest

April 20, 2022HME News Staff

HAUPPAGE, N.Y. – Better Living Now will open a new distribution facility in Twin Falls, Idaho, in June. The 19,000-square-foot location will allow the company to substantially cut its shipping times by 50% to 80% and greatly expand its 1-to-2-day service area and to scale faster. "We are very excited to be opening our newest location in Idaho and working with the government officials in the area” said Daniel Pope, president and CEO. “As an essential business, this new facility will...

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FSB's Pinnacle Medical sells to AdaptHealth

December 3, 2020HME News Staff

CHICAGO - FSB Companies has sold its portfolio company Pinnacle Medical Solutions, a provider of diabetes management supplies, to AdaptHealth. Pinnacle, which will continue to operate under its current name and location in Southaven, Miss., primarily serves patients in the Southeast, offering CGMs, insulin pumps and other diabetic supplies. “It was an honor to be part of the Pinnacle team and build something special,” said Frank Brumfield, CEO and owner of FSB. “The Pinnacle-FSB...

AdaptHealth, Diabetes Supplies, M&A, Pinnacle Medical Solutions


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Skill, not luck, grows U.S. Med's business

November 2, 2020John Andrews

HME providers need to seize control of their future instead of leaving it to chance, says Mary Ellen Conway, chief compliance officer for US Med. “Lower barriers to entry in various HME sectors mean more competition sprouting daily,” she said. “Strategic planning and focus must be intentional to ensure that one's company maintains a sustainable, competitive advantage preventing others from stealing market share.” Growing market share requires a deep understanding of stakeholder...

Diabetes Supplies, Mary Ellen Conway, US MED


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CCS Medical looks beyond diabetes

October 16, 2020Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

FARMER'S BRANCH, Texas - Tony Vehadian, who was recently named CEO of CCS Medical, says delivering health care to the home is an exciting place to be. “Payers are going to be looking at making sure patients are staying engaged and healthy, and anything you can do digitally to make that happen is going to be needed,” he said. “There's a lot of innovation there.” Vehadian, who takes the reins on Oct. 26, spoke with HME News recently about where he sees CCS fitting in the ecosystem...

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CCS Medical taps former Cardinal exec as CEO

October 15, 2020HME News Staff

FARMERS BRANCH, Texas - CCS Medical has named Tony Vahedian as CEO effective Oct. 26. Vahedian has more than 25 years of experience, serving most recently as president of Cardinal Health Canada. Vahedian will work to accelerate the company's growth in the diabetes space, as well as expand its service offerings by leveraging digital engagement platforms and clinical education. “Health care moving to the home has been a trend we have seen growing in the last five years,” said Vahedian....

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LifeScan expands into e-commerce

October 1, 2020HME News Staff

MALVERN, Pa. - LifeScan has launched the OneTouch Amazon storefront and introduced the OneTouch Verio 30-count Test Strip value pack. Consumers will be able to purchase their OneTouch diabetes testing supplies using whatever purchase methods they typically use with Amazon, including funds from a flexible spending account. “By offering an official, OneTouch branded source on Amazon to purchase authentic OneTouch supplies, we're continuing to make it easy for them to find and get the brand they've...

Diabetes Supplies, LifeScan, OneTouch


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