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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...

CCS Medical, Diabetes Supplies, Tony Vehadian


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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....

CCS Medical, Diabetes Supplies, Tony 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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Post office troubles concern providers

August 28, 2020Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

YARMOUTH, Maine - A perfect storm of delays at the U.S. Postal Service combined with an increase in demand for mail-order supplies due to the COVID-19 pandemic has created challenges for providers. For Doral, Fla.-based US Med, the biggest issue is that Medicare requires beneficiaries to refill their prescriptions within a certain timeframe, says Mary Ellen Conway, chief compliance officer. “It's a very short window for refills of diabetes testing supplies, and there is not a lot of flexibility,”...

Coronavirus Outbreak, Diabetes Supplies, Mail order


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Solara Medical Supplies acquires Active Healthcare

May 22, 2020HME News Staff

CHULA VISTA, Calif. - Solara Medical Supplies has acquired the diabetes division of Active Healthcare.The Raleigh, N.C.-based Active Healthcare,a provider of CGMs, insulin pumps and supplies, was founded in 1990 by Steven and Lisa Feierstein.“We are proud of what we have built at Active Healthcare and our diabetes team is excited to grow further with the capabilities that Solara provides,” said Lisa Feierstein.The deal is Solara's fourth acquisition following its investment by Linden...

Active Healthcare, CGMs, Diabetes Supplies, Solara Medical Supplies


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Business Development

Diabetes providers deal with changing dynamics

March 30, 2020John Andrews

Medicare reimbursement in the diabetes market has constantly slid downward, thwarting even meager margins on diabetic products.If HME providers have a future in the category, it may depend on their commitment to selling products for cash. As manufacturers point out, retail products relevant for diabetes patients can also pertain to patients for other therapies and services.Diabetes-specific items have historically included orthotic shoes and inserts, compression hosiery, blood glucose monitors and...

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Glooko receives ISO certification

December 11, 2019HME News Staff

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. - Glooko has received joint ISO 13485 certification from Intertek Testing Services NA Ltd. for both its Mountain View, Calif., and Gothenburg, Sweden, sites. This certification demonstrates the company's commitment to establishing a compliant quality management system that meets customer, safety and regulatory requirements for medical devices. “Our certification to ISO 13485 is an important milestone that confirms our quality management system has met internationally-recognized...

Diabetes Supplies, Glooko


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Solara faces lawsuit over data breach

December 11, 2019HME News Staff

CHULA VISTA, Calif. - A patient has filed a class action lawsuit against Solara Medical Supplies, which recently disclosed a data breach that impacted about 114,000 patients.The lawsuit, filed in the U.S. District Court of the Southern District of California, accuses Solara of failing to protect personal information, according to Health IT Security.The lawsuit also accuses Solara of failing to notify patients in a timely manner. Per HIPAA, covered entities must report breaches impacting more than...

Diabetes Supplies, Solara Medical Supplies


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