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Medtronic seeks to integrate CGM, smart pen

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09/25/2020

DUBLIN, Ireland – Although Medtronic is a leader in insulin pump technology, the majority of people with diabetes who use insulin still opt for injections—that’s why the company wants to “close the loop” for those patients.

OIG: Medicare pays too much for non-invasive vents

Agency recommends CMS include E0466 in bid program ‘as soon as possible’
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09/22/2020

WASHINGTON – Medicare pays more for non-invasive ventilators than certain other payers, according to a new report from the Office of Inspector General.

PE firm buys Paragon Healthcare

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09/15/2020

AUSTIN, Texas – An affiliate of Peak Rock Capital, a middle-market private equity firm, has completed its acquisition of Paragon Healthcare, a provider of ambulatory and home infusion services and specialty pharmacy services.

Ascensia bets on CGMs

As part of partnership, company provides up to $50M in financing to Senseonics
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09/04/2020

BASEL, Switzerland – Ascencia’s new partnership with Senseonics is a big nod to continuous glucose monitors as the next best step in diabetes management.

Post office troubles concern providers

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08/28/2020

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.

Oswald’s Pharmacy pivots with testing and more

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08/28/2020

NAPERVILLE, Ill. – They say you can’t teach an old dog new tricks, but Oswald’s Pharmacy has been learning new ones since 1875. Its newest trick? Covid-19 antibody testing.

ADA asks USPS to get back to business

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08/26/2020

ARLINGTON, Va. – The American Diabetes Association has asked the U.S. Postal Service to reinstate its delivery standards after reports of mail delays across the country.

AASM makes push for student sleep health

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08/25/2020

DARIEN, Ill. – The American Academy of Sleep Medicine will hold its first ever Student Sleep Health Week, Sept. 14-20 to encourage students to get the sleep they need to excel at school this year.

Viemed seeks to supplement core vent business

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08/14/2020

LAFAYETTE, La. – “Pivot” was the name of the game for Viemed Healthcare in the second quarter of 2020, as the company sought to keep business coming in when the COVID-19 pandemic hit the U.S. hard.

O&P pushes again for separate status

Stakeholders say they have an ally in Sen. Grassley
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08/14/2020

WASHINGTON – The COVID-19 pandemic has shed new light on the ways in which grouping orthotists and prosthetists with other DME suppliers “handcuffs” them as medical practitioners, say stakeholders.

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